out of keeping with


: not agreeing with or sharing important qualities with (something)
Her comments revealed a nervousness that seemed out of keeping with her calm appearance.
The modern décor was out of keeping with the church's architecture.

Examples of out of keeping with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crosby, like the Doors’ Jim Morrison, whose father was an admiral in the Vietnam War, had a background out of keeping with his hippie image. Bill Wyman, Vulture, 20 Jan. 2023 The town is stately yet sedate, with a grandeur quite out of keeping with its compact size. William Cook, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Oct. 2022 Neighbors complained that the business would be out of keeping with the residential neighborhood nearby, and create noise and pollution. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 25 Oct. 2022 In the late 1940s and the 1950s, though, in keeping with cultural and political imperatives of the day, Morgan’s whole effort was to delegitimize any idea that was out of keeping with the notion of American principles of right as innate, and therefore fixed. William Hogeland, The New Republic, 25 Jan. 2021 Both Biden’s assumptions about EV-component suppliers and his expectation that American companies will supplant them are out of keeping with reality. Jordan McGillis, National Review, 29 Dec. 2020 Machen’s shift from the unnatural to the supranatural most dramatically appears in A Fragment of Life (1904), reprinted at the beginning of The House of Souls but quite out of keeping with that book’s overall tone of terror. Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books, 28 May 2020 See More

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“Out of keeping with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20keeping%20with. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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