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passing strange


exceedingly bizarre

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  • She swore, in faith, 't was strange, 't was passing strange.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • We may not always agree with the editor; it would be passing strange if we did.

    Faces in the Fire Frank W. Boreham
  • It is passing strange, but I hev often beheld it, and it is so!

    The Lady of North Star Ottwell J. Binns
  • So be it; but it is passing strange that God should allow conscience to deceive us.

  • The tale the woman had to tell was a long one, and passing strange.

    Green Eyes Roy J. Snell
  • This was passing strange; where could the man have gone in such a hurry?

  • This was passing strange as no Indians were in the vicinity, nor had passed our way.

    Canadian Wilds Martin Hunter
  • It was passing strange that the civil head of Allahabad should be so impolitic.

    The Great Mogul

    Louis Tracy
  • "'Tis passing strange," said Norman of Torn but that was his only comment.

    The Outlaw of Torn Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • And yet it is passing strange how this old survival—or is it a reversion?

    The Holy Earth L. H. Bailey

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