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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
Some calendar quirks also affected the tax reading.
However, from a product perspective the Unifi line has evolved considerably since 2015, adding several newer high-end SKUs and refining its lineup to reduce or eliminate some odd quirks.
Here are the five greatest Statcast quirks thus far in the 2018 season. 1.
The mystery is bracketed by another quirk: Oddly specific order sizes—many going out to five decimal points, with some repeating frequently.
Which brings us to a statistical quirk: Iglesias has driven in a whopping 27 runs from the No.
There’s one other interesting quirk to the Wear 2500 chip: it isn’t designed to support Wear OS, Google’s smartwatch platform.
The trio's life got interesting with some revealing quirks!
Many rides draw on the expertise — or quirks — of cyclists.
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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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