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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
In a legal quirk for the ages, a 1990s capital murder case involving two Native Americans could restore tribal sovereignty to almost half of Oklahoma for the first time in a century—unless the Supreme Court intervenes, that is.
In recent years, political geeks have eagerly cataloged and compared the corporeal quirks of presidential candidates in search of patterns that reveal what the American people are looking for in a leader.
In one of the more grotesque quirks of the Latin American nation’s benefits system, until November last year Brazilians responsible for the deaths of their spouses were eligible for compensation for their loss.
True, there are many bits along the way that detail the quirks of Williams’s peripatetic life and his wild inventory of acquaintances.
Showing some quirks of Little Italy, Michaelangelo's sits tucked away off busy Murray Hill Road next to a rare, sizable parking lot, and upstairs from the Montenero Duomo Citizens Club, an Italian heritage group that owns the building.
One of the charming quirks of these Olympics were the off-duty karaoke buses that transported fans and media to the events.
In a quirk, the head of state, the president, would not be voted for directly but instead would be a member selected by parliament.
Still – but with the off-kilter quirk of Wire and Devo.
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Origin and Etymology of quirk
First Known Use: 1565See Words from the same year
First Known Use of quirk
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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