A novel that highlights the oddness and distinct challenges that come along with being a modern, thinking person.
Her oddness might be an effort to make Sue seem more grounded.
I dwelt not on the oddness of its contents, thoroughly characteristic of the writer.
Her look of surprise showed that she was struck with the oddness of this.
So he took the oaths and went away to practice the goose step, and moralise on the oddness of things in the world.
The oddness of the incident impressed it indelibly on my mind.
The oddness of this appearance, the grunsel being uncommonly luxuriant, and the field as yellow as gold, made William laugh.
The approach to the city is striking to all strangers from its oddness.
My wife at this fell into a violent disorder; and I must own I was a little discomposed at the oddness of the accident.
And then gradually he had come to feel the oddness of the animal.
c.1300, "constituting a unit in excess of an even number," from Old Norse oddi "third or additional number," as in odda-maðr "third man, odd man (who gives the casting vote)," odda-tala "odd number." The literal meaning of Old Norse oddi is "point of land, angle" (related via notion of "triangle" to oddr "point of a weapon"); from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz "pointed upward" (cf. Old English ord "point of a weapon, spear, source, beginning," Old Frisian ord "point, place," Dutch oord "place, region," Old High German ort "point, angle," German Ort "place"), from PIE *uzdho- (cf. Lithuanian us-nis "thistle"). None of the other languages, however, shows the Old Norse development from "point" to "third number." Used from late 14c. to indicate a surplus over any given sum.
Sense of "strange, peculiar" first attested 1580s from notion of "odd one out, unpaired one of three" (attested earlier, c.1400, as "singular" in a positive sense of "renowned, rare, choice"). Odd job (c.1770) is so called from notion of "not regular." Odd lot "incomplete or random set" is from 1897. The international order of Odd Fellows began as local social clubs in England, late 18c., with Masonic-type trappings; formally organized 1813 in Manchester.