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- n. Plural form of excentricity.
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Such a shame that society losed the benefit of their "brilliance" –need to round them all up into a literal "think tank" to sit around inventing stuff or solving problems in a non-pressure setting where they can bring all their excentricities and be free to be SMART!
We must, my dear sir, continued she, look with a candid eye on such excentricities.
I believe the esteem which I now have for Mr. Boyer, will keep me steady; except, perhaps, some little excentricities, now and then, just by way of variety.
; the excentricities of their orbits by e_1, e_2, &c.; and the obliquity of the planes of these orbits, reckoned from a single plane of reference or "invariable plane," by [theta] _1, [theta] _2,
For as himfelf, he hath almoft put me out of my wits, his Aequanes, his sections of excentricities, librations in the diameters of Epicycles, revolutions in ellipses, have fo thoroughlie seased upon my imagination as I do not onlie ever dreame of them, but oftentimes awake lose my selfe, and power of thinkinge with to much wantinge to it. not of his caufes for I cannot phansie those magnetical natures, but aboute his theorie which me thinks (although I cannot yet overmafter manie of his particulars) he eftablifheth soundlie and as you say overthrowes the circular Aftronomie.
It is well worth the trouble for those who are fond of the curious, and are pleased with noticing the excentricities of frail mortality to visit the abode of 'ROBERT THE HERMIT. "
After continuing her pursuit, and reiterating her shouts for some time, she returned to give an account of her bad success, and related it with a countenance, in which concern was so strongly marked, that her previous conduct was forgotten, and the more readily on account of her brother, who always witnessed with pain his sister’s excentricities.