If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. From LearnThat.org. [Albert Einstein (1879-1955)]
The absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth--Albert Camus. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
The absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Qiu presents their turns of fortune dryly, with an appreciation for the absurd and a sense, too, for when the absurd is also truly tragic. From Wordnik.com. [Qui Xiaolong's "Years of Red Dust: Stories of Shanghai"] Reference
(Responders Note: "absurd" is a very harsh term to apply to such a valuable and historically significant concept as the Executive Summary.). From Wordnik.com. [Global Competitiveness?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty] Reference
This is just absurd from a descriptive and geographical. From Wordnik.com. [Matthew Yglesias » Things I Don’t Believe] Reference
The only thing absurd is your claim of a simple reading. From Wordnik.com. [The Volokh Conspiracy » The Internet, The Fourth Amendment, and Technology Neutrality: A Response to Horowitz] Reference
What would be absurd is if Sarah Palin would be elected president. From Wordnik.com. [Palin on 2012: 'If it's right, then we will pursue that'] Reference
To make a cause odious or absurd is to persecute it, not to combat it. From Wordnik.com. [Indiana] Reference
Why you post the things you know to be absurd is what makes me curious …. From Wordnik.com. [Think Progress » VIDEO: The Extreme, Violent Rhetoric Of GOP Lawmakers] Reference
Of all the myths Americans hold of themselves the most absurd is that of the rugged individual. From Wordnik.com. [Matthew Yglesias » The Yoo and Bybee Rulings] Reference
Someone who is intelligent, curious, capable and willing to entertain absurd notions of reality. From Wordnik.com. [Yatterings » Talking Heads – David Marusek interviewed] Reference
Yet party spirit, however pernicious or absurd, is a principle of union as well as of dissension. From Wordnik.com. [The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire] Reference
What makes it more absurd is that Lang had been playing on an offensively bankrupt Capitals team. From Wordnik.com. [USATODAY.com] Reference
May 14th, 2007 at 11: 28 am correction: absurd from a descriptive and geographical perspective. crg Says. From Wordnik.com. [Matthew Yglesias » Things I Don’t Believe] Reference
And words whereby we conceive nothing but the sound are those we call absurd, insignificant, and nonsense. From Wordnik.com. [Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill] Reference
Our culture has always enjoyed the immature antics of people hurting themselves or failing in absurd tasks. From Wordnik.com. [Scott Mendelson: Jackass 3-D Opens With $50m, Setting October/Documentary records, While Red Scores $22m: Weekend Box Office (10/17/10)] Reference
And most liberal comedians are able to make fun of both sides because both sides engage in absurd behavior. From Wordnik.com. [Think Progress » Tea Party Darling Marco Rubio And 35 Other Candidates Sign Pledge To Repeal Health Care Reform] Reference
Barbara Boxer has obviously been taking lessons in absurd hypothetical arguments from Senator Mc Cain and Senator Kennedy. From Wordnik.com. [VDARE.com: Blog Articles » Print » Immigration Debate Update: Speak English, Is That Really Too Much To Ask?] Reference
CHETRY: Well, Shays admits the party needs to rebuild but says blaming John McCain for the GOP's election night failures is "absurd" -- John. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Nov 12, 2008] Reference
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth. From Wordnik.com. [Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz] Reference
"The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.". From Wordnik.com. [Delusion Profusion] Reference
A controversy between Owen and myself, which I can only call absurd. From Wordnik.com. [The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley]
He plays it straight to Colbert's absurd, which is classic scene structure. From Wordnik.com. [Mike Bonifer: Who's That Guy Behind Colbert?] Reference
The politics of the absurd is another favorite with audiences and filmmakers alike. From Wordnik.com. [Dan Glickman: Conventional Wisdom: Political Process on the Silver Screen] Reference
"Fragments from their dream of human life," which Aunt Judy had called absurd nonsense. From Wordnik.com. [Aunt Judy's Tales] Reference
Now such a belief can scarcely be termed absurd, and yet it is unquestionably groundless. From Wordnik.com. [The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy] Reference
I reviewed the men and things of my world as one recalls the absurd and repellent visions of a nightmare. From Wordnik.com. [The Plum Tree] Reference
He recalled absurd moments when his mother would shout in Gaelic and his father in German when they fought. From Wordnik.com. [Garden of Beasts]
However, Benitez claims to find the idea absurd, especially as the player has never expressed any desire to leave the club. From Wordnik.com. [Soccer Blogs - latest posts] Reference
Your bellicose approach here-invoking charged terms as "insipid" and "absurd" - and heavy skepticism seem oddly out of place. From Wordnik.com. [Narnia Fans] Reference
Pace, has been described as absurd; but it is difficult to draw any other inference from the relations between them after 1521. From Wordnik.com. [Henry VIII.] Reference
Self-parody, humor and the absurd are the hallmarks of her work, in which it is difficult to distinguish between fantasy and reality. From Wordnik.com. [Israeli Women's Writing in Hebrew: 1948-2004.] Reference
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