As to why they were there, most people were probably inclined to say some eccentric sheikh got his hands on oil money.
In one particularly amusing entry, the eccentric Brit dissed Oprah Winfrey for excluding him from her sex-rehab special.
And if it seems too eccentric to choose an eccentric as your guide to a new home, in this case it works perfectly.
After that the eccentric activist set out to Eastern Ukraine.
Their earthly needs are tended to by Mrs Doyle, the downtrodden, eccentric and pathologically dedicated housekeeper.
Friends who knew his noble nature could not sit by and hear him denounced as a heartless and eccentric profligate.
As for his daughter Clotilde, she was looked upon as eccentric.
He was an eccentric being, and a widower with an only child, a daughter, named Elizabeth—better known as Betty.
No eccentric or irregular motions were suffered to take place.
The works of Whistler and Burne-Jones, once derided as eccentric, are now accepted as the commencement of great traditions.
early 15c., "eccentric circle or orbit," originally a term in Ptolemaic astronomy, "circle or orbit not having the Earth precisely at its center," from Middle French eccentrique and directly from Medieval Latin eccentricus (noun and adjective), from Greek ekkentros "out of the center" (as opposed to concentric), from ek "out" (see ex-) + kentron "center" (see center (n.)). Meaning "odd or whimsical person" attested by 1824.
June 4 .--Died in the streets in Newcastle, William Barron, an eccentric, well known for many years by the name of Billy Pea-pudding. [John Sykes, "Local Records, or Historical Register of Remarkable Events which have Occurred Exclusively in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland, Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Berwick Upon Tweed," Newcastle, 1824]
1550s, from Middle French eccentrique and directly from Medieval Latin eccentricus (noun and adjective; see eccentric (n.)). Figurative sense of "odd, whimsical" first recorded 1620s.
eccentric ec·cen·tric (ĭk-sěn'trĭk, ěk-)
Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern.
Situated or proceeding away from the center.