idiosyncrasy :

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  • n  a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

  • One of her idiosyncrasy was to drive with her lights on even during the day.
  • Indeed, the Prince of Wales still deploys a fountain pen to scratch out letters and instructions of such calligraphic idiosyncrasy that they are collectively known in the royal .
  • It is, in its way, a kind of necrological version of his Neverland, filled with Hollywood pomp, kitsch and idiosyncrasy: rolling hills; art so classic, it's almost camp; and an .
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  • Into Womanhood, With A Girlfriend Hand In Hand
    Director Xavier Dolan marries thematic urgency and stylistic idiosyncrasy in a sophisticated, emotionally honest story about a man becoming a woman — and the girlfriend who does her best to make the journey too. (Recommended)
    June 27, 2013 - NPR

  • Ben Brantley in Washington Post
    What makes 'Utopia' such indispensable theater is Mr. Stoppard's full-hearted embrace of the flux and chaos of history, along with his youthful delight as a student of human idiosyncrasy,Brantley wrote.
  • IM Pei in The Guardian
    I hoped the controversy would die down quickly,says Pei. "Perhaps I was a little optimistic. But, you know, the choice of the pyramid was not some personal idiosyncrasy. Paris is a city of pyramids, from the time when Napoleon [after whom...
  • Philip Barlow in Salt Lake Tribune
    This was not a false persona, Barlow writes, but a "mixture of good will, confidence, optimism, enjoyment of intellectual challenge, and idiosyncrasy."

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