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Outre

adjective
1.
Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual.  Synonyms: bizarre, eccentric, flakey, flaky, freakish, freaky, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish.  "Famed for his eccentric spelling" , "A freakish combination of styles" , "His off-the-wall antics" , "The outlandish clothes of teenagers" , "Outre and affected stage antics"






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"Outre" Quotes from Famous Books



... quadrangular, sometimes more evidently triangular; its leaves few, and remarkably small; its flowers, on the contrary, are uncommonly large, and what is more extraordinary have only four petals; previous to their expansion they exhibit also an appearance somewhat outre, the body of the filaments being bent so as to form a kind of bow, in which state we have represented one of the ...
— The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 4 - Or, Flower-Garden Displayed • William Curtis

... of the present entente cordiale between France and England is the increased attention which, for some time past, our friends of Outre Manche have been devoting to our literature. That this is wholly of recent growth, is not, of course, to be inferred. It must be nearly five-and-forty years since M. Hippolyte Taine issued his logical and orderly Histoire de la Litterature Anglaise; ...
— De Libris: Prose and Verse • Austin Dobson

... a wonderful river. From Elk Lake to the Gulf of Mexico it has a variable length of about 2,800 miles; from Pass a l'Outre to the head of the Missouri its extent is nearly 4,200 miles—a length not equaled by any other river in the world. It is evident, by a moment of reflection, that a river which traverses a great extent of latitude offers much greater facilities for commerce and settlement ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891 • Various

... embarcations, mises flot avec des peines infinies et charges outre mesure, quittrent le vaisseau par une mer clapoteuse, qui menaait chaque instant de les engloutir. Le canot s'loigna le premier. Tamango avec Aych avait pris place dans la chaloupe, qui beaucoup plus lourde et ...
— Quatre contes de Prosper Mrime • F. C. L. Van Steenderen

... indispensables de l'existence de toute société ne se relèveront de leur affaissement, et ne reprenderont un nouvel essor, qu'autant que la constitution leur promettra un avenir plus assuré: Considérant, en outre, que la souveraineté nationale trouve dans l'article 45 de la Constitution un obstacle légal la libre manifestation de sa volonté et de sa reconnaissance envers le Président actuel de la Republique, qui ...
— Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia - with Notices of their History, Antiquities, and Present Condition. • Thomas Forester



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