It is a heavy annoyance to a writer, who endeavors to represent nature, its various attitudes and circumstances, in a reasonably correct outline and true coloring, that so much of the mean and ludicrous
should be hopelessly mixed up with the purest pathos which life anywhere supplies to him.
He was merry and often laughed, and was remarkably sympathetic with any one in pain: when the water was rough, I was often a little sea-sick, and he used to come to me and say in a plaintive voice, "Poor, poor fellow!" but the notion, after his aquatic life, of a man being sea-sick, was too ludicrous, and he was generally obliged to turn on one side to hide a smile or laugh, and then he would repeat his "Poor, poor fellow!" He was of a patriotic disposition; and he liked to praise his own tribe and country, in which he truly said there were "plenty of trees," and he abused all the other tribes: he stoutly declared that there was no Devil in his land.
After our first feeling of grave astonishment was over, nothing could be more ludicrous than the odd mixture of surprise and imitation which these savages every moment exhibited.
But you called the situation just now, a ludicrous one; and most men object to that, even those who are utterly indifferent to everything else.'
I own to the weakness of objecting to occupy a ludicrous position, and therefore I transfer the position to the scouts.'
The disposition of these vast sums by gentlemen wearing patched breeches awakened no sense of the ludicrous
, nor did any doubt, reservation, or contingency enter into the plans of the charming enthusiasts themselves.
During my whole stay on the island there occurred but two or three instances where the natives applied to me with the view of availing themselves of my superior information; and these now appear so ludicrous
that I cannot forbear relating them.
If I choose thus to be banal, it is only to remind you that Collier's theories are today as exploded as the ludicrous
deductions of the Spanish school.
as it was, behind it lay iron savage law.
And to an audience such anger would be highly ludicrous
. As Collins said:
MANCHESTER CITY manager Mark Hughes has described constant speculation over January transfer targets as "ludicrous
," but he believes the club are in an enviable position.
SUPERMODEL Naomi Campbell has hit out at "ludicrous
" reports she is planning a party from her hospital bedside.
Government adviser David Freud branded medical checks on Incapacity Benefit claimants "ludicrous
GERRY McCann insisted yesterday that any suggestion his wife was involved in their daughter's disappearance is "ludicrous
The pay-out was described as ludicrous
by some guests at the event, which was held at the International Convention Centre.