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- n. The condition of being eerie
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being eery. Also spelled eariness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear
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We all know what a sensation of loneliness or 'eeriness' (to use an expressive term of the ballad poetry) arises to any small party assembling in a single room of a vast desolate mansion: how the timid among them fancy continually that they hear some remote door opening, or trace the sound of suppressed footsteps from some distant staircase.
I think we’re approaching a ‘lets all drink the Kool-Aid’ kind of eeriness here, if you want to get blunt about it.
I think we’re approaching a ‘let’s all drink the Kool-Aid’ kind of eeriness here, if you want to get blunt about it.
The story, of course, is not pure invention; several versions of parts, if not the whole, of it will occur to any one who has some knowledge of literature; and I have recently read a variant of great beauty and "eeriness" from the Japanese. [
The pedestrian details of the system of blinds between agencies and the management of the soon-to-be deceased actually add to the eeriness.
I found the center a very strange and extreme environment for many reasons: the trancelike state of the shoppers consuming everything in their wake; the eeriness of the empty center at night; the constant awareness of surveillance; the day-to-day mix of desperation and humor in our dealings with customers; the industrial past buried beneath us (like many U.K. shopping centers it had been built on former industrial land).
Robert then decides the role is too small for him and convinces corporate to promote him to CEO — a position in which he'll freak the staff out with his eeriness and manipulate them.
Cui Jie's dystopian scene from 2011, "Bar," also evokes the painterly eeriness of German artists Gerhard Richter and Neo Rauch.
But you won't be laughing for long, as initial eeriness quickly segues to sheer terror, with some extremely gory, over-the-top set pieces you won't soon forget.
Photographer J.K. Yarnall captures the eeriness of Eastern State Penitentiary in his aptly named portfolio.