October 16th, 2019

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Word of the Day 10/16/19 Outré

Outré (adjective)
outré [ oo-trey ]


adjective
1. passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre.

RELATED WORDS
bizarre, extravagant, strange, unconventional

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Origin: 1715–25; < French, past participle of outrer to push beyond bounds (see outrage)

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OUTRE
She wore one of those tango gowns which was odd, outre and a bit daring.
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH|FREDERIC S. ISHAM

But the real Bostonese do not run to outre stationery or other eccentricities.
THE PERSONALITY OF AMERICAN CITIES|EDWARD HUNGERFORD

Outre Mer, which had first appeared in part in a periodical, was very favorably received.
CHILDREN'S STORIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1660-1860|HENRIETTA CHRISTIAN WRIGHT

His costume of fringed buckskin was wild and outre even for our frontier camp.
SELECTED STORIES|BRET HARTE

Outre que l'me tant indivisible, sa prsence immdiate, qu'on pourrait s'imaginer dans le corps, ne serait que dans un point.
FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHY, VOL. I (OF 2)|JAIME LUCIANO BALMES

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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So much for Monday...

Yeah, it was my turn to post for Monday, and what did I do? I completely forgot. Ah well, it's Wednesday here in NZ now, so how about I post anyway? I don't really have time to put up all the reminders for last week, so check the tags if you want to see what you missed! Don't forget there are some great Bingo cards up and also some cards for graphic inspiration in Inktober!

How are you doing with your Big Buddy? We're at about 48% for the current challenge, so check your numbers and tell me how you're doing, or let me know if you need help with encouragement to get those words in!

Otherwise, how are you planning to be fabulous for the rest of this week? For me, actually knuckling down and doing some work at the orifice would be great! And I hope to finish knitting my latest snood by the weekend - should be doable! Finally, if I can find time to make the Comment Fic reward banners, I will be VERY pleased, and should time allow, maybe I'll attempt some Inktober icons!