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absurd
 a.  ridiculously unreasonable; foolish
Classic Sentence: (119 in 8 pages)
1  I am obliged to you, of all things, for correcting so absurd a mistake.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
2  Although Mr. 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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
3  He could get up if he liked, and stand there, above her, buttoning down those absurd corduroy breeches, straight in front of her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
4  Such changes appear absurd; but they are not so unnatural as they would seem at first sight.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Elizabeth could not conceive how such an absurd suspicion should occur to her, and indignantly answered for each party's perfectly knowing their situation.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  Such a charge is absurd to anyone who really knows him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
7  He was running wildly towards them, his absurd net dangling behind him.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
8  The message was absurd and trivial.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
9  It is absurd to suppose that you have two enemies, one of whom robs you, while the other threatens your life.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
10  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
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
11  I looked with amazement at the absurd hieroglyphics upon the paper.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
12  It consists of a number of absurd little figures dancing across the paper upon which they are drawn.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
13  I told her frankly that I wished to see who it was who played such absurd tricks upon us.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
14  But since Mr. Holmes has already been taken into your confidence, it would indeed be absurd that we should not avail ourselves of his services.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
15  And yet it is such an absurd business, that I hesitated to bother you about it.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
Example Sentence:
1  It is absurd to argue about this.
2  It's patently absurd not to wear a coat in such cold weather.
3  She found the whole concept faintly absurd.
4  How simple that concept seems now, but how inhuman, how futuristic, how absurd it sounded to me then.
5  I didn't credit that absurd tale.
6  It can be done without following some absurd, off-the-wall investment strategy.
7  Alice thought the whole thing very absurd, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh.
8  One day, however, as she put away her account-book and unfolded her embroidery, she suddenly took her up thus -- "Georgiana, a more vain and absurd animal than you was certainly never allowed to cumber the earth."
9  In her affidavit to the Court she described the charges against her as absurd and entirely unsubstantiated.
10  In the womenswear industry, designers can offer panache without absurdity through color, varying hemlines, adornment and more.
11  The conversation trailed off into absurdity.
12  The absurdity of the situation made everyone laugh.
13  His story of being kidnapped by little green men is sheer absurdity.
14  Here is the social democrat refusing to condemn the absurdities he chronicles so well; or simply producing half-baked observations.
15  Prices on the island seem absurdly low to Western tourists.