Whether moved only by her ordinary freakishness
, or because an evil spirit prompted her, she put up her small forefinger and touched the scarlet letter.
At tea, two or three hours earlier, they had, in the freakishness
of affection, drunk from one cup.
Didn't the letter show the most engaging compound of enthusiasm and spirit and whimsicality, all tapering into a flame of girlish freakishness
, which flitted, for the rest of the morning, as a will-o'-the-wisp, across Rodney's landscape.
On his return to France this freakishness
handicapped him, and he found difficulty finding employment, but after some years of private study and a few small commissions, he began to command the recognition he deserved.
In other words, Cyprus would be a puppet state, with all power and sovereignty residing with Brigadier Demetris Ioannides, a brutal, paranoid dictator, known for his anti-Turkish feelings and for the creation of a modern concentration camp -- Giaros -- the Dante-style freakishness
of which nobody should ignore.
Yet we must hope, in time, that they fully recognise the freakishness
of Hughes' death and the essential importance of hostile fast bowling to the compelling nature of Test cricket.
The reactions that poured in captured the shock of a people struggling to come to terms with the freakishness
of it all.
In "A Rose for Emily," withholding draws readers into the story and asks them to join with the narrator in relishing in Emily's freakishness
Abelkop's language is as lush and lyrical as Lasky's is spare and prosaic, but the attitude--a forthright pride in freakishness
, in the refusal of the body or mind of the girl to conform or behave--is similar.
The book's shadowy freakishness
, rejected by Frankie but embraced by her young cousin John Henry and partaken of ambivalently by the family housekeeper and sometime confidante Berenice, can be considered a version of what Stockton has called "growing sideways" (Queer Child), a textual strategy coalescing around the figure of the child that works to subvert heteronormative developmental teleologies.
62) In the cubist mode, the facial features are rendered as visual containers of beastliness, otherness, and freakishness
, and they are of a social pathology, one that has infected the natural habitat of humanity, impossibly reducing it to a state of animality--mental and physical degeneration inscribed on the face.
Broadly speaking, the objects are by-products of a peculiarly British taste for observing transgression: Freakishness
, violence, caricature, and slapstick have long been entertainments on these isles.