Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Such as to inspire awe or fear; mysterious; strange; peculiar; weird.
  • Affected by superstitious fear, especially when lonely; nervously timorous.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of eerie.

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  • adjective inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening

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Examples

  • But recall the eery similarities between Tucson and this utterly chilling episode from last year.

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  • But recall the eery similarities between Tucson and this utterly chilling episode from last year.

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  • I think one of the reasons Street of Crocodiles is so successful (aside from the wonderful thread mechanics that run through it, the dust, the glass, the ...! the ...!) is the way the main character, and the minor ones too, possess this kind of eery homunculus quality, as if they were born from some disturbing ritual.

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  • I think one of the reasons Street of Crocodiles is so successful (aside from the wonderful thread mechanics that run through it, the dust, the glass, the ...! the ...!) is the way the main character, and the minor ones too, possess this kind of eery homunculus quality, as if they were born from some disturbing ritual.

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  • It's kind of eery as this is precisely the language Lenin used back in 1917, calling for an end to the war with Germany which was supported by the Tsar.

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  • Now he displayed toward the Englishman and the Scot a kind of eery, distant graciousness.

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  • It was pretty amazing and kind of eery seeing it unexpectedly.

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  • "Gus Bradley, coming from Tampa had a guy like that in Derrick Brooks, I'm not comparing him to Derrick Brooks, he's going to the Hall of Fame, but what made us select Derrick all those years ago was the fact that he could do everything, he was a good blitzer and a very explosive tackler so it's kind of eery that these are the same traits that this guy has,"

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  • Meanwhile, Tokyo-based analyst Peter Tasker sees some "eery" parallels between China's jumbo fiscal package and Japan's 1990s stimulus plans, which totalled Y100 trillion

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  • "It's still kind of eery because you see a lot of places where houses used to be, some of the foundations and pillars that look like grave stones.

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  • An alternative spelling of eerie, apparently.

    November 28, 2008