References in classic literature ?
The chaplain resolved to try the experiment, and obtaining access to the madman conversed with him for an hour or more, during the whole of which time he never uttered a word that was incoherent or absurd, but, on the contrary, spoke so rationally that the chaplain was compelled to believe him to be sane.
To seize the moment and show what I could do, so that they would say, "He's clever, though he is absurd," and.
I tried to make Stroeve understand that it was absurd to hunt vaguely about Paris.
It would be absurd to spend two hundred a year, the least he could live on at a university, for three years at Oxford which would lead him no nearer to earning his living.
You are very absurd creatures," said she; "but I am tired of your nonsense and have no time to bother with you longer.
Suddenly his own head was gone and a donkey head appeared in its place--a brown, shaggy head so absurd and droll that Dorothy and Polly both broke into merry laughter, and even Button-Bright's fox face wore a smile.
The answer given," continued the Grave Person, consulting his own timepiece, "is of no effect, invalid, and absurd.
An appeal will not lie," he thought, with an absurd reversion to professional slang, making the situation more horrible, as the fire of a cigar might light up a tomb.
Is it a bit more absurd than what you advocate, you machine- breaker, returning to the antediluvian ways of your forefathers?
Many of these rules were trivial and absurd, and the insistence of the critics upon them showed an unfortunate inability to grasp the real spirit of the classic, especially of Greek, literature.
He said, he doubted not but that all the infidels and hereticks in the world would, if they could, confine honour to their own absurd errors and damnable deceptions; "but honour," says he, "is not therefore manifold, because there are many absurd opinions about it; nor is religion manifold, because there are various sects and heresies in the world.
What do you mean, Pollyanna, by going to the Ladies' Aid the other day in that absurd fashion about that beggar boy?