perfect stranger


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perfect stranger

 and total stranger
Fig. a person who is completely unknown [to oneself]. I was stopped on the street by a perfect stranger who wanted to know my name. If a total stranger asked me such a personal question, I am sure I would not answer!
See also: perfect, stranger
References in classic literature ?
Two months had come and gone before the convalescent in the Sacramento hospital was identified with Kirkman, the absconding San Francisco clerk; even then, there must elapse nearly a fortnight more till the perfect stranger could be hunted up, the portmanteau recovered, and John's letter carried at length to its destination, the seal still unbroken, the inclosure still intact.
She is a perfect stranger to me," Julian answered, quietly.
She mentioned her having been stopped on the frontier, and her finding herself accidentally in the company of another Englishwoman, a perfect stranger to her.
This was not, however, the case of Jones; for as he was a perfect stranger to the truth, so he was with good reason offended at the treatment he received.
I have but one word to say," said I; "for to all this dispute I am a perfect stranger.
I had a strong hope, which never left me, that I should one day recover my liberty: and as to the ignominy of being carried about for a monster, I considered myself to be a perfect stranger in the country, and that such a misfortune could never be charged upon me as a reproach, if ever I should return to England, since the king of Great Britain himself, in my condition, must have undergone the same distress.
During all this shooting, Robin exchanged no word with his men, each treating the other as a perfect stranger.
A lady, a perfect stranger to me, came in late--after we had left the table, and had retired to the drawing-room.
The two men on the bench and the eight at the tables, although they seemed perfect strangers to each other, these ten men alone, we say, appeared to have agreed to remain impassible amidst the cries of fury and the chinking of money.
Margolotte and Unc Nunkie are perfect strangers to me, for the moment I came to life they came to marble.
org It would be a truly wonderful Christmas present: the chance to change the life of a perfect stranger for the better.
99 AFTER finding an unfamiliar book called The Perfect Stranger in her home, Catherine is plunged into a nightmare.
Her family and friends will always cherish her jokes, stories, and the ease with which she could make an immediate friend of a perfect stranger.
It's nice for this piece of life to come back around and complete itself and it's nice to see a perfect stranger doing an act of kindness.
Someone would get pulled out of his or her car by a perfect stranger and given a real quick driving lesson if people drove there like they do here.