ABSURD's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of absurd
Definition:
a. preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish
Example:
Alice thought the whole thing very absurd, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh.
Sentence in Classic:
Yet his actions were in absurd contrast to the dignity of his dress and features, for he was running hard, with occasional little springs, such as a weary man gives who is little accustomed to set any tax upon his legs.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I got as near him as I could, but his observations seemed to me to be absurd, so I withdrew again in some disgust.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Alice thought the whole thing very absurd, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh; and, as she could not think of anything to say, she simply bowed, and took the thimble, looking as solemn as she could.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll Context
And strange it was that they were actually talking of how absurd Ivan Ivanovitch was with his French, and how the Eletsky girl might have made a better match, yet these words had all the while consequence for them, and they were feeling just as Kitty did.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Evidently she had hit on other absurd and grotesque aspects in her husband and was awaiting the moment to give expression to them.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The absurd answer (that Achilles could never overtake the tortoise) resulted from this: that motion was arbitrarily divided into discontinuous elements, whereas the motion both of Achilles and of the tortoise was continuous.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The word passion means nothing else to them; and that Higgins could have a passion for phonetics and idealize his mother instead of Eliza, would seem to them absurd and unnatural.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
Bounderby carried it off in these terms, holding the door open for the company to depart, there was a blustering sheepishness upon him, at once extremely crestfallen and superlatively absurd.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
The transaction had justified itself by its results: she saw now how absurd it would have been to let any primitive scruple deprive her of this easy means of appeasing her creditors.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Scarlett, who was combing her hair, came to the window and smiled down at the tiny excited figure, so absurd in the soiled blue habit.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
I dwell the longer upon this subject from the desire I have to make the society of an English Yahoo by any means not insupportable; and therefore I here entreat those who have any tincture of this absurd vice, that they will not presume to come in my sight.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context