ridiculous


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Oh, it's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard of in my life," she exclaimed.
You know nothing about it," said Sir Charles, vexed by a sense that she was publicly making him ridiculous.
I was every day furnishing the court with some ridiculous story: and Glumdalclitch, although she loved me to excess, yet was arch enough to inform the queen, whenever I committed any folly that she thought would be diverting to her majesty.
Do you say that merely to disguise the fact of my ridiculous failure?
Cloaks were being flung round the shoulders, hats swiftly pinned to the head; and Denham had the mortification of seeing Katharine helped to prepare herself by the ridiculous Rodney.
We should not value our Vicar the less because there was a ridiculous curate in the next parish.
If I were to say that he would not be ridiculous as a clergyman, I must say that he would be something worse than ridiculous.
It was putting flowers on your hat at all, no matter what color they were, that was ridiculous.
There is something ridiculous in the expression `master of himself'; for the master is also the servant and the servant the master; and in all these modes of speaking the same person is denoted.
This was the thought that met him every time he tried to persuade himself that what Claire had said was ridiculous, the mere parting shaft of an angry woman.
It would make a man so ridiculous, after going in for these fellows, to back out in such an incomprehensible way.
Some of these were more or less appropriate: as Rusty, Retiring, Ruddy, Round, Ripe, Ridiculous, Ruminative; others, derived their point from their want of application: as Raging, Rattling, Roaring, Raffish.