A dozen average women would need the weight and strength of more than a dozen strong heavy men even over the best pulley hung to the roof over them; and the idea of pulling them up by a rope hung anyhow round a pillar [Greek] is absurdly
impossible; and how a dozen of them could be hung dangling round one post is a problem which a senior wrangler would be puzzled to answer.
As usual, she was extraordinarily festooned and bedizened, with a limp Leghorn hat anchored to her head by many windings of faded gauze, and a little black velvet parasol on a carved ivory handle absurdly
balanced over her much larger hatbrim.
Miss Flite, quite enraptured by her success, makes the best of her way to court, having great fears that otherwise her friend the Chancellor may be uneasy about her or may give the judgment she has so long expected in her absence, and observing "which you know, my dear physician, and general, after so many years, would be too absurdly
Temperament is the veto or limitation-power in the constitution, very justly applied to restrain an opposite excess in the constitution, but absurdly
offered as a bar to original equity.
He remembered how often he had waited for a minute or two on the landing to get his breath after the ascent, and how absurdly
his impatience to see Blanche had taken it away again.
Miss Wilkinson, however, did not write again; nor did she, as he absurdly
feared, suddenly appear in Paris to make him ridiculous before his friends.
At every fresh avowal he professed the deepest repentance, and described himself as being "bathed in tears"; but this did not prevent him from putting on a boastful air at times, and some of his stories were so absurdly
comical that both he and the prince laughed like madmen.
Because in five minutes you will say that it is all so absurdly
One makes these extravagant offers in moments of excitement, but, of course, when one comes to think of it, one sees how absurdly
out of proportion they are with the value of the required article.
Of all these men Prince Andrew sympathized most with Pfuel, angry, determined, and absurdly
self-confident as he was.
Hilbery, who had a very sweet voice, trolled out a famous lyric of her father's which had been set to an absurdly
and charmingly sentimental air by some early Victorian composer.
Moving very slowly, and rearing absurdly
high over each wave, the little boat was now approaching a white crescent of sand.
He detests the kindergarten system, and as she is absurdly
prejudiced in its favour we have had to try other shops.
Jim was almost tempted to envy the wooden horse for being unable to feel pain; but the creature was so absurdly
unnatural that he decided he would not change places with it under any circumstances.
Because you are built as absurdly
as a jumping-jack," sneered the horse, rolling his knotty eyes in a vicious manner.