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Although preposterous is seldom used in its literal sense nowadays, we still use it to describe something that seems so unreasonable as to be ludicrous.
To stop it now is just preposterous, and I don't understand how the Government can do it.
Affleck's lawyer released a statment which said: "The allegations brought upon our clients are preposterous and without merit.
Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwandan foreign minister and government spokeswoman, told Reuters by telephone: "Not only do I deny it, I think it's preposterous for Mrs Nyamwasa to be making that kind of comment.
Your report that some South Africans are calling for the state ownership of the country's mining industry ('South Africa's mine-nationalisation jitters' Mining Special Report, African Business, February 2010) spoke of the "once preposterous notion" of moving this industry into public hands.
Continuing the delightful Penelope series of children's picturebooks, Penelope and the Preposterous Birthday Party continues Penelope's adventures during her birthday party--in which she invites literally everyone
It reminds me of Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion which also contains a preposterous argument for the non-existence of God.
It is preposterous, therefore, for him to talk about the summit talks.
It is preposterous to assume that a person will hesitate to give false or misleading statements to save his skin just because he has put his hand on a sacred book.
I have no idea how many members would agree with him and how many would find this view preposterous.
I just think it's preposterous that any two people who love each other can't get married.