ridiculous


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and what a glimpse of wealth I had, and how it melted away, and how I am here in this ridiculous mourning--which I hate
It was ridiculous enough to have a stranger coming over to marry me, whether he liked it or not.
It was putting flowers on your hat at all, no matter what color they were, that was ridiculous.
I don't see why it's any more ridiculous to wear flowers on your hat than on your dress," protested Anne.
If I were to do such a very ridiculous thing,' he said, stopping again presently, and leaning against the chimney-piece, 'it could only be in the most inviolable confidence.
he thought, without clearly defining who the villains and traitors were, but feeling it necessary to hate those traitors whoever they might be who were to blame for the false and ridiculous position in which he found himself.
You ridiculous boy," said Estella, "will you never take warning?
I think the most ridiculous sight in the world is a man on a bicycle, working away with his feet as hard as he possibly can, and believing that his horse is carrying him instead of, as anyone can see, he carrying the horse.
We should not value our Vicar the less because there was a ridiculous curate in the next parish.
I should rather expect, I said, that several of our proposals, if they are carried out, being unusual, may appear ridiculous.
It is a ridiculous thing, and fit for a satire to persons of judgment, to see what shifts these formalists have, and what prospectives to make superficies to seem body, that hath depth and bulk.
For her part, she could not help thinking it was an encouragement to vice; but that she knew too much of the obstinacy of mankind to oppose any of their ridiculous humours.