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  • adj. comparative form of uncanny: more uncanny


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  • I'd say its peculiar starting place -- the crossover between erotic fetish and violent automobile crashes -- is deliberately taken orthogonally from what the reader might expect I suppose the reader might expect a novel about sexual sado-masochism into uncannier realms, where it is not just violence upon the body but the machine, and death, that constitute our erotic life.

    J G Ballard, Crash (1973)

  • It grew clearer and yet uncannier as I sped on, and mixed with the sough of it I could hear at last the clink of chains.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • Uncanny-looking animals, and uncannier figures that might have passed for anything from an articulated skeleton to a

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • England -- retain to this day another still odder and uncannier mark of their peculiar origin; but, of course, it's a story that would be hard to substantiate, though I've heard it discussed more than once among the friends of the family. "

    What's Bred in the Bone


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