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Unusual

Meanings and phrases

unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not usual or common or ordinary
  2. being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; strange
  3. not commonly encountered

cruel and unusual punishment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. Constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed
n.
  1. a right guaranteed by the 8th amendment to the US Constitution

unusual person

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who is unusual; anomaly

not unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This level of pluralism was not unusual at the time.
  • Droughts lasting several years are not unusual.
  • It is not unusual for the skipper to be the only crew member.

most unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The loft is considered to be one of the most unusual spaces.
  • The Union Army then used the camp for its most unusual purpose.
  • Some of the most unusual are the metre gauge BB40-2s for use in Brazil.

very unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its design is very unusual in having no courtyard.
  • He plays the songs in a very unusual and technical way.
  • In that village it is very unusual building.

unusual feature

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This unusual feature enables what are called "cryptic creams".
  • The goods shed was an unusual feature.
  • An unusual feature is the rich painting of the interior rooms.

highly unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • As such, she was highly unusual for her sex, time, and place.
  • Gentile managed to capture his highly unusual injury on video.
  • Diplodocines have highly unusual teeth compared to other sauropods.

more unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A more unusual visitor was a Meadow pipit.
  • As with most teams, they have also had some more unusual ones.
  • One of the more unusual incidents in West's career took place in August 1962.

unusual among

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its survival is unusual among Darrah's works.
  • Fly ash properties are unusual among engineering materials.
  • The park had several features that were unusual among ballparks.

somewhat unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Bing's playing style was somewhat unusual for the time.
  • The narrative elements of the book are somewhat unusual as well.
  • The standard route of access to Chicago Basin is somewhat unusual.

cruel and unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They said the execution would violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
  • The Eighth amendment of the constitution is a protection of individuals against " cruel and unusual punishment".
  • Scondras later sued the city of Lawrence, charging them with cruel and unusual punishment and assault and battery.

rather unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Bellgrove and Irma thus begin a rather unusual romance.
  • Tẹẹ includes a rather unusual series of voiceless sonorants.
  • Additionally, Leonarda uses refrains in a rather unusual way.

unusual step

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Reeve takes the unusual step of condemning reason outright.
  • As demands for a parliament grew, Charles took the unusual step of summoning a great council of peers.
  • On 17 September, with her parents permission, the Police took the unusual step of detailing Naomi's injuries.

unusual because

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is unusual because the cap is still in place.
  • It is unusual because of its strong silicon emission lines.
  • King's lomatia is unusual because all of the remaining plants are genetically identical.

unusual features

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Parvati temple has a number of unusual features.
  • As mentioned above, the XT was loaded with periodically unusual features.
  • One of the unusual features of the pond is an aqueduct, below what was the platform.

unusual punishment

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They said the execution would violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
  • The Eighth amendment of the constitution is a protection of individuals against " cruel and unusual punishment".
  • Scondras later sued the city of Lawrence, charging them with cruel and unusual punishment and assault and battery.

unusual design

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • These were often small pianos of an unusual design.
  • The reticle of the SUSAT is of unusual design.
  • "Choctaw" and "Andaste" had an unusual design.

unusual circumstances

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • These are only possible under unusual circumstances which are discussed as they arise below.
  • The observers assert that despite the unusual circumstances the election was adequately monitored.
  • It was after this, while Kirk was minister of Aberfoyle parish, that he died in unusual circumstances.

unusual move

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In an unusual move, a video was created for the B-side rather than the album track.
  • In an unusual move, Shimkus then mounted a write-in bid for both the Democratic and Republican nominations.
  • In an unusual move, and although sales of the book were very strong, "Green Lantern: Mosaic" was cancelled early into its run.

unusual name

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Uraias' unusual name has led to some speculation.
  • The community's unusual name has attracted attention from writers.
  • The community's unusual name as attracted the attention of media commentators.

unusual place

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Octagon has been noted for its unusual place name.
  • Hog Jaw has been noted for its unusual place name.
  • Belcher has been noted for its unusual place name.

took the unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • As demands for a parliament grew, Charles took the unusual step of summoning a great council of peers.
  • On 17 September, with her parents permission, the Police took the unusual step of detailing Naomi's injuries.
  • After the Oaks, Salsabil's connections took the unusual step of sending her to contest the Irish Derby against colts.

quite unusual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This was quite unusual for a doctoral dissertation.
  • The flowers produced by the plant are quite unusual.
  • This feature is quite unusual in the family Tachinidae.

unusual ability

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They have the unusual ability to climb down trees head first, unlike other birds which can only go upwards.
  • Tina works for the Swedish customs office and uses her unusual ability to sniff out emotions, including guilt and shame, to detect contraband.

unusual combination

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was prescribed an unusual combination therapy: didanosine, indinavir and hydroxyurea.
  • This unusual combination of characteristics is only made possible by forming a superstructure "in a team".
  • Battery Livingston was also an unusual combination of two disappearing 6-inch guns and two guns on pedestal mounts.

unusual in having

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its design is very unusual in having no courtyard.
  • The original Dartmouth Basic was unusual in having a matrix keyword, MAT.
  • It is also unusual in having responsibilities and ownerships beyond its boundaries.
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