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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind tell me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The verbal dissension between the Healer and the Seeker was out of character.

    “out of character” is the antonym of “in character” which means “consistent with someone's general personality or behavior” as in” His actions was out of character” which is opposite of “His behavior was in character with his upbringing.”

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    Default Re: out of character

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind tell me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The verbal dissension between the Healer and the Seeker was out of character.

    “out of character” is the antonym of “in character” which means “consistent with someone's general personality or behavior” as in” His actions was out of character” which is opposite of “His behavior was in character with his upbringing.”

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    Yes, but we use "out of character" much more than "in character" in this context.

    He stole a car. That's completely out of character for him.
    My dog bit a child yesterday. It was a shock as that's so out of character for him!

    "In character" is used more when talking about actors. If someone is "in character" it means they are behaving, speaking, moving etc exactly as the character that they are playing would. With method acting, the actor would even continue to be "in character" during breaks from rehearsing, filming and even when at home for the duration of the play or film.

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