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Examples of quirk in a Sentence
Everyone has their little quirks.
wearing red shoes every day is just one of her quirks
Recent Examples of quirk from the Web
Infatuation rearranges quirks into cute habits, but true love cements them as endearing traits that comprise a flawed, multifaceted being.
The world seems to see OCD as a weird quirk to joke about.
There are a lot of diseases here, each with its own factors and quirks.
Pitfall #1: Sizing the system correctly Every homeowner knows their house comes with its own unique attributes and quirks.
The statistic can be volatile, often skewed by seasonal quirks.
Wednesday’s report showed a recent jump in annual inflation that partly reflects a statistical quirk.
But Facebook created a medium that is optimized for fakeness, not as an algorithmic quirk but due to the core conception of the platform.
In Oh’s hands, Eve Polastri is littered with quirks.
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Did You Know?
Did you expect quirk to be a noun meaning "a peculiarity of action or behavior"? If so, you're probably not alone; the "peculiarity" sense of the noun quirk is commonly known and has been a part of our language since the 17th century. But quirk has long worn other hats in English, too. The sense meaning "a curve, turn, or twist" has named everything from curving pen marks on paper (i.e., flourishes) to witty turns of phrase to the vagaries or twists of fate. In contemporary English, the verb quirk is most often used in referring to facial expressions, especially those that involve crooked smiles or furrowed eyebrows.
QUIRK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quirk for English Language Learners
: an unusual habit or way of behaving
: something strange that happens by chance
QUIRK Defined for Kids
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