ABSURD


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ABSURDAirborne/Shipboard Universal Recovery Device
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He worshipped this new angel with furtive eye, till he saw that she had discovered him; then he pre- tended he did not know she was present, and began to "show off" in all sorts of absurd boyish ways, in order to win her admiration.
I am sure I cannot imagine how they will spend half of it; and as to your giving them more, it is quite absurd to think of it.
It puzzles me now to remember with what absurd sincerity I doated on this little toy, half fancying it alive and capable of sensation.
Though I have this bad habit of soliloquising, and indeed am absurd enough to attempt conversation with a house, yet the reader must realise from the beginning that I am still quite a young man.
It would be absurd for him to marry so much beneath him.
I don't mean that," said the barber, "but that experience has shown that all or most of the expedients which are proposed to his Majesty are either impossible, or absurd, or injurious to the King and to the kingdom.
Indeed, it would be absurd to attempt it; for even subjects that are known are known only to a few, and yet give pleasure to all.
If they changed the dinner hour they ought at least to have let me know--that is what the post is for, and not to have put me in an absurd position in my own eyes and.
That is to say, persuaded that I should never do any good with my life, and that I was inferior even to the sole of my own boot, I took it into my head that it was absurd for me to aspire at all-- rather, that I ought to account myself a disgrace and an abomination.
Tis a pitiful tale," said the Bellman, whose face Had grown longer at every word: "But, now that you've stated the whole of your case, More debate would be simply absurd.
However ridiculous it may seem to you that I was expecting to win at roulette, I look upon the generally accepted opinion concerning the folly and the grossness of hoping to win at gambling as a thing even more absurd.
No," she assented with a weary air, "except that you might ask yourself what is the good of tormenting a man of noble feelings, however absurd.