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01. What an [odd] question. Why are you asking me that?
02. Oliver, usually the biggest talker, was [oddly] silent at yesterday's meeting.
03. Natalie is kind of an [odd] person, but once you get to know her she can be a lot of fun.
04. That hairdo is a little [odd] looking, isn't it, with its different colors, and those bald patches?
05. Little Fido is behaving somewhat [oddly] this morning; do you think there's something the matter?
06. We like to have the [odd] cocktail after work.
07. Even-numbered players go to the left, [odd]-numbered players to the right.
08. A. Cygni once observed that it is [odd] that a person's worth to society is measured by their wealth, when instead their wealth should be measured by their worth to society.
09. He is an [odd] fellow who often talks to himself and is afraid to look you in the eyes.
10. My new neighbor is really [odd]; she stays up at night, and howls at the moon.
11. Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell had an [odd] habit of drinking his soup through a glass straw.
12. [Oddly], as of the year 2000, Brazil has never won a gold medal in soccer at the Olympic Games.
13. Of the 15,000-[odd] known species of orchids in the world, 3,000 of them can be found in Brazil.
14. Apparently, in casinos, the [odds] in blackjack are much better than the [odds] in most other games.
15. If you go out in the sun without any protection, the [odds] are you will do serious damage to your skin.

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