ABSURDITY in a Sentence

Learn ABSURDITY from example sentences; some of them are from classic books. These examples are selected from a corpus with 300,000 sentences, including classic works and current mainstream media. Some sentences also link to their contexts.

134 example sentences for ABSURDITY, such as:

1. I didn't credit that absurd tale.
2. It is absurd to argue about this.
3. So each week beheld some fresh absurdity.
4. She found the whole concept faintly absurd.
5. The conversation trailed off into absurdity.

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 Meanings and Examples of ABSURDITY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment; logical contradiction
Classic Sentence: (119 in 8 pages)
1  So each week beheld some fresh absurdity.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
2  If, on reflection, I find I have fallen into no great absurdity, I shall try to forgive you; but it was not right.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
3  Such squeamish youths as cannot bear to be connected with a little absurdity are not worth a regret.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 41
4  The learned among them confess the absurdity of this doctrine; but the practice still continues, in compliance to the vulgar.
Gulliver's Travels 1 By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
5  But at least, Mama, you cannot deny the absurdity of the accusation, though you may not think it intentionally ill-natured.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 8
6  I think I committed every possible absurdity in the way of preparation for this blessed event.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
7  "No," said Serpuhovskoy, frowning with vexation at being suspected of such an absurdity.
Anna Karenina 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 21
8  Then relations arrived, and there began that state of blissful absurdity from which Levin did not emerge till the day after his wedding.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 16
9  It struck me as being a remarkable mixture of shrewdness and of absurdity.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  Sir Geoffrey would have none of the absurdity.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
11  Now she saw the screaming absurdity of her dreams.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
12  A scheme, worthy of Mrs Wallis's understanding, by all accounts; but my sensible nurse Rooke sees the absurdity of it.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
13  But, Pavel Petrovitch, you must admit our combat is singular to the point of absurdity.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  He would even risk his cakes and would deliberately desire the most fatal rubbish, the most uneconomical absurdity, simply to introduce into all this positive good sense his fatal fantastic element.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: VIII
15  The strangeness and absurdity of these replies arise from the fact that modern history, like a deaf man, answers questions no one has asked.
War and Peace 6 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER I
Example Sentence:
1  In the womenswear industry, designers can offer panache without absurdity through color, varying hemlines, adornment and more.
2  The conversation trailed off into absurdity.
3  The absurdity of the situation made everyone laugh.
4  His story of being kidnapped by little green men is sheer absurdity.
5  It is absurd to argue about this.
6  It's patently absurd not to wear a coat in such cold weather.
7  She found the whole concept faintly absurd.
8  How simple that concept seems now, but how inhuman, how futuristic, how absurd it sounded to me then.
9  I didn't credit that absurd tale.
10  It can be done without following some absurd, off-the-wall investment strategy.
11  Alice thought the whole thing very absurd, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh.
12  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."
13  In her affidavit to the Court she described the charges against her as absurd and entirely unsubstantiated.
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.