Indeed, the monarchies are, weirdly enough, looking to be among the most stable entities around.
In this day and age, as Jon Stewart argued, stopping the use of profanity on TV borders on the weirdly quaint.
weirdly, that's a question that seems to interest biographer Gene Smith hardly at all.
They have a weirdly jubilant streak that defuses any hint of a Luddite subtext.
How could a performance so brilliant eight times a week on Broadway be so weirdly off at the Tonys?
And weirdly enough it did suggest those same towering masses of masonry when one sees them blacken against the twilight skies.
For every part and instrument was weirdly and meaninglessly disintegrated.
The interior of the Adams Street Market presented at night a weirdly horrible sight.
The whole effect was weirdly eloquent, rather than racy or exciting.
Their erect posture gave them a weirdly half-human look, which was belied by the brutal savagery of their aspects.
Old English wyrd (n.) "fate, destiny," literally "that which comes," from Proto-Germanic *wurthis (cf. Old Saxon wurd, Old High German wurt "fate," Old Norse urðr "fate, one of the three Norns"), from PIE *wert- "to turn, wind," (cf. German werden, Old English weorðan "to become"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). For sense development from "turning" to "becoming," cf. phrase turn into "become."
The modern sense of weird developed from Middle English use of weird sisters for the three fates or Norns (in Germanic mythology), the goddesses who controlled human destiny. They were portrayed as odd or frightening in appearance, as in "Macbeth," which led to the adjectival meaning "odd-looking, uncanny," first recorded 1815.
Excellent; wonderful; cool
[1940s+ Bop talk & cool talk; also attested as 1920s British upper-class use]