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arousing or provoking laughter

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Bolger also risibly exaggerates the extent of racist feeling in modern day Dublin; Matthew, an Englishman--who, it transpires, is Eileen's grown-up son--suffers abuse from people who scoff that 'we bombed your sort out of Ireland' (p.
The days when the citizens of one region earn 5 or 10 times as much as the inhabitants of the rest of the world are gone forever, as more than 2 billion Chinese, Indians, Indonesians and other peoples - intelligent, diligent and willing to work at wages that Europeans would consider risibly inadequate - are incorporated into the world economy.
Those who say the government should steer decisions in market X because it is different are not just wrong, but risibly wrong.
This advantage is compounded by smaller or no public employee contributions compared to their private counterparts, sweetheart arrangements such as topping-up the final year's salary on which the defined benefit pension often is based, and in some cases risibly early retirement ages.
And while a current quote of 20-1 for him to be next Irishman to win a Major might be risibly short, the big man from Mullingar does have talent.
Even the would-be apprentices have been at it, with Team Logic's British fast food concept 'MyPy' soundly beating Venture's yet more risibly named Mexican concept 'Caraca's' - despite claiming the Italian Christopher Columbus as a Brit.
In a postmodern climate, where the general inclination is to "deconstruct our unexamined assumptions about basic things" (Hutcheon 2006:115), such placidity hints at obsolescence; there is a pervasive sense that utopias are currently "producing a risibly impractical blueprint for a future society rather than (in most cases) a trenchant critique of contemporary institutions in fictional form" (James 2003: 220).
When Matt Richards, in the centre-circle, inexplicably lobbed the ball towards his own goal, Williams was left clear but his attempt at a flamboyant outside-ofthe-foot finish bobbled risibly wide.
It is no longer a ghost that is "astonishingly contrived" (Era 29 February 1852), but, presumably because it now courts tedium with its familiarity, it is seen as risibly archaic.
What these early systems all shared, besides unreliability, was a miserable lack of processing memory (64KB of RAM was the limit), linked to risibly small mass-storage capacities (5 1/4 -inch "floppies" held, at most, 256 KB of data).
The video is looped, turning the boy's risibly impossible task and his fresh pleasure into a monument that is ageless, innocent, and stale in its repetition-as-fate--he is a Sisyphus in diapers.
Nor was he in any hurry to complete the reform of the House of Lords, a risibly dated institution where ancient bloodstock continues to lord it over humbler citizens.
And it was not just earned income that suffered; Britain's social services from relative decline, unemployment benefit was low by EU standards and the average UK state pension remained risibly low.
Like these simplistic tracts, poetry written for children made its moral design, and its pedagogical purpose, risibly visible.
Most would feel that any proposal for "literary science" would be risibly (if not pathetically) oxymoronic; such a proposal would signal a stunning failure to grasp that literary scholars and scientists are studying fundamentally, radically different kinds of stuff.