Sentence Examples

  • He's as queer as a three-dollar bill.
  • The White Camelia with a similar history had a similar organization, without the queer titles.
  • The condition of the observatory at the time of his appointment was such that Lord Auckland, the first lord of the Admiralty, considered that "it ought to be cleared out," while Airy admitted that "it was in a queer state."
  • In Transylvania the princes of the Bathory family (1571-1604) were ardent disciples of the Jesuit fathers, and Sigismund Bathory in particular persecuted fiercely, his fury being especially directed against the queer judaizing sect known as the Sabbatarians, whose tenets were adopted by the Szeklers, the most savage of " the three nations " of Transylvania, many thousands of whom were, after a bloody struggle, forced to emigrate.
  • "Queer," which has much the same meaning, is of doubtful etymology, but is generally taken as adapted from Ger.

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