Example sentences for: incongruous

How can you use “incongruous” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Venetians took his remains to Venice when they fled the island and the church was rebuilt as a mosque after an earthquake in 1856, giving the incongruous but beautiful decoration on the outer walls.

  • Built from 1532 to 1637, the main structure is late Gothic with a somewhat incongruous but imposing Renaissance colonnade on its western façade.

  • Some are unusual, incongruous, gross, strange-look-ing, downright odd, and some depend solely upon juxtaposition.

  • The coda lasts nearly 40 minutes and is mostly talk and cleanup, the rhythms growing more relaxed until a final, incongruous spasm of violence--whereupon the surviving soldiers pack their gear and motor off to another South Pacific battle.

  • Some like it: a "foxy, snotty, enjoyably trashy update," says Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly . Others find the idea of such young actors in this tale of sexual intrigue and betrayal ridiculous: "The liaisons here aren't dangerous, they're incongruous" (Jami Bernard, the Daily News ). Critics are either entranced by the youngsters' acting or find the whole concept of fresh-from-the-WB kids as Vicomte De Valmont and Marquise De Merteuil "faintly ridiculous" (Stephen Holden, the New York Times ). (This site has links to information on all the film versions of the novel, as well as sound clips and photos.)


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