It was the mysterious, evil forest, a charnel house of silence, wherein naught moved save strange tiny birds--the strangeness
of them making the mystery more profound, for they flitted on noiseless wings, emitting neither song nor chirp, and they were mottled with morbid colours, having all the seeming of orchids, flying blossoms of sickness and decay.
Only once did I confide the strangeness
of it all to another.
So it was that she looked upon Martin Eden as a novelty, a strange individual, and she identified with novelty and strangeness the effects he produced upon her.
It was true, his bizarre judgments troubled her in the moments they were uttered, but she ascribed them to his novelty of type and strangeness of living, and they were soon forgotten.
And I, a little shaver of seven, my heart in my mouth, my trembling body strung tense as a deer's on the verge of flight, peered wonderingly in at the open door and learned more of the strangeness of men.
Again and again, drinking in the strangeness and the fearsomeness of the world from her lips, I had heard her state that if one offended an Italian, no matter how slightly and unintentionally, he was certain to retaliate by stabbing one in the back.
We slipped out of the house noiselessly and found ourselves in the unutterable solemnity and strangeness
of a dark night.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round -- for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost -- do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness
Often the castaways were only saved from drowning to die miserably from starvation on a barren coast; oth- ers suffered violent death or else slavery, passing through years of precarious existence with people to whom their strangeness was an object of suspi- cion, dislike or fear.
Smith, alone amongst his stacks with this apparition, in the stormy twilight ringing with the infuriated barking of the dog, felt the dread of an inexplicable strangeness.
The bank-bills were no sooner produced at Allworthy's desire than he blessed himself at the strangeness
of the discovery.
Everything in this business is strange, my friend; but take my word for it, the strangeness
you now feel is nothing to the strangeness
that's to come
It was only just at parting that Nikolay kissed him, and said, looking with sudden strangeness
and seriousness at his brother:
But though she did not fail to observe the strangeness
of her brother's manner, she traced it to another source than the real one.
To add to the strangeness
, a foolhardy fox appeared on the track as the runners were being paraded before the seventh race, but wisely made his farewell prior to the race commencing.