There is a story told of his Oxford days which shows how eccentrically his theories converted themselves into conduct.
He was a man of few words, rough, ready, and eccentrically blunt.
And here he was soon lost in a crowd quite as eccentrically garbed as himself.
Signor Marinetti, who is bilingual, is eccentrically amusing.
The eccentrically elliptical pierces the epidermis at right angles, and lies perpendicularly in the dermis.
His daughter Verona eccentrically took baths in the morning, now and then.
It is like a joint of venison on the spit, eccentrically fastened.
It was a Gospel so eccentrically related to the accepted scheme of things that only he himself could accept it in its entirety.
In figure 47 is seen one of the finest of these eccentrically shaped flints ever found in this part of the Maya area.
She was enormously tall and slim, and eccentrically clad in Oriental draperies of some sombre, richly patterned stuff.
early 15c., "eccentric circle or orbit," originally a term in Ptolemaic astronomy, "circle or orbit not having the Earth precisely at its center," from Middle French eccentrique and directly from Medieval Latin eccentricus (noun and adjective), from Greek ekkentros "out of the center" (as opposed to concentric), from ek "out" (see ex-) + kentron "center" (see center (n.)). Meaning "odd or whimsical person" attested by 1824.
June 4 .--Died in the streets in Newcastle, William Barron, an eccentric, well known for many years by the name of Billy Pea-pudding. [John Sykes, "Local Records, or Historical Register of Remarkable Events which have Occurred Exclusively in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland, Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Berwick Upon Tweed," Newcastle, 1824]
1550s, from Middle French eccentrique and directly from Medieval Latin eccentricus (noun and adjective; see eccentric (n.)). Figurative sense of "odd, whimsical" first recorded 1620s.
eccentric ec·cen·tric (ĭk-sěn'trĭk, ěk-)
Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern.
Situated or proceeding away from the center.