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#117361 - 12/09/03 01:02 PM outre
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When I looked back on the long chain of curious circumstances, many of them trivial in them- selves but all tending in the same direction, I could not disguise from myself that even if Holmes's explanation were incorrect the true theory must be equally outre and startling. "

outré French, here = "out of the ordinary"


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#117362 - 12/25/03 05:37 AM Re: outre
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I like onelook.com for what I consider to be a more common understanding of the term:

"adjective: conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual "


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