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Do we say   silly   or  ludicrous

Do we say silly or ludicrous

silly 3110 occurrences

"I assure you her husband is coming back soon, and he is such a good fellow he would be horribly mortified to hear his wife had done anything silly in his absence."

And Katie listened to the words with such sweet joy she feared her face would tell too much, and put up her hands to hide it, crying: "Ah, ye're tryin' to make me silly, you Donald, with such flatterin'.

"You are two silly children together," said Soeur Angรฉlique, rising and laughing.

"He's just doing it to get rid of you," she ses to Mrs. Jennings, "and if you give way you're a bigger silly than I took you for.

" "Silly of me," said Nancy; "but I am silly sometimes."

" "Silly of me," said Nancy; "but I am silly sometimes."

They may say "pish!" and frown, and yet read on: Cry odd, and silly, coarse, and yet amusing.

Howsoever, it is a kind of policy in these days, to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for, as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing like silly passengers at an antic picture in a painter's shop, that will not look at a judicious piece.

To see a silly contemptible sloven in apparel, ragged in his coat, polite in speech, of a divine spirit, wise?

Incisae leges negliguntur, laws are made and not kept; or if put in execution, they be some silly ones that are punished.

To see wise men degraded, fools preferred, one govern towns and cities, and yet a silly woman overrules him at home; Command a province, and yet his own servants or children prescribe laws to him, as Themistocles' son did in Greece; "What I will" (said he) "my mother will, and what my mother will, my father doth."

If such a thing were now found, we should all fight for it, as the three goddesses did for the golden apple, we are so wise: we have women politicians, children metaphysicians; every silly fellow can square a circle, make perpetual motions, find the philosopher's stone, interpret Apocalypses, make new Theories, a new system of the world, new Logic, new Philosophy, &c. Nostra utique regio, saith

Nature binds all creatures to love their young ones; a hen to preserve her brood will run upon a lion, a hind will fight with a bull, a sow with a bear, a silly sheep with a fox.

Why should I speak of the inhuman sophism that, because it is silly in my neighbour to break his egg at the broad end when the Squire and the Vicar have declared their predilection for the narrow end, therefore it is right for the Squire and the Vicar to hang and quarter him for his silliness:for it comes to that.

mentecato, -a, silly, foolish, stupid; subst.

This meeting of old Vingo and Phillis, was enough to have softened the heart of the vilest "Legree;" but probably, had one of those gentlemen, whose highly respectable occupation it is to deal in the traffic of buying and sellingman, been present, they might have been led to remark, "The silly creatures seem to imagine they have some feeling."

my Lord, I can get nothing for them: The silly Country people think 'tis Treason To touch such gay things.

The Ode was printed in the "New Times" nearly the end of 1825, and I have only omitted some silly lines.

To more, it seems a silly, not to say impossible plan, not to try and earn as big a wage as possible.

The "impertinent" is an Italian gentleman who is silly enough to make trial of his wife's fidelity by persuading a friend to storm it if he can.

The silly girls fancy the manners of these gentlemen "too unaffected and easy to be aristocratic"; so the gentlemen send to them their valets, as "the viscount de Jodelet," and "the marquis of Mascarille."

This reign of steel, this rule of terror, It's not for us to push our views And point you out your silly error.

But w'en 'e leave 'is corliflow'rs an' lettuce to enlist, 'E said it was the lavender, 'is blinkin' bit o' lavender, A silly patch o' lavender 'e missed.

Who would not be as silly as Dunbar?

Yet we must needs this one exception make, And break our rules for silly Tropos'[60] sake; Who was too much despised to be accused, And therefore scarce deserves to be abused;

Raised only by his mercenary tongue, For railing smoothly, and for reasoning wrong, As boys, on holidays, let loose to play, Lay waggish traps for girls that pass that way; Then shout to see in dirt and deep distress 150 Some silly cit in her flower'd foolish dress:

He got knocked silly with the blast of the shell that sunk the "Swan."

You think it was silly!

There's a verse writ in charcoal on the portal: "'Large house, tall steeple, Silly priests, deluded people.'

The only reason to the contrary is that a man who is so silly as to think himself incapable of going wrong, is very likely to be too silly to perceive that coercion may be one way of going wrong.

The only reason to the contrary is that a man who is so silly as to think himself incapable of going wrong, is very likely to be too silly to perceive that coercion may be one way of going wrong.

Sure there's a dearth of wit in this dull town, When silly plays so savourily go down; As, when clipt money passes, 'tis a sign

She takes her topics from the benefits of poverty, the advantages of old age and ugliness, the vanity of youth, and the silly pride of ancestry and titles without inherent virtue, which is the true nobility.

"It is rather a silly thing to do," said Deucalion; "and yet there can be no harm in it, and we shall see what will happen."

Here I met again an old Cretan friend, Server Pasha, sent to try the same silly, futile tactics which so failed in Crete, i.e. offering the insurgents elaborate paper reforms in exchange for actual submission.

"Don't be silly," was her answer.

"I'm not so silly and narrow as you try to make out.

I suppose it's got to be so, but it certainly looks unjustand silly.

Daylight put these imaginings into silly countenance, and he felt silly for having lingered in their company, even in the dark.

Daylight put these imaginings into silly countenance, and he felt silly for having lingered in their company, even in the dark.

We pass heroism by to toss our silly caps at heroics.

"And on a silly girl's report," said Manfred, "thou didst hazard my displeasure!"

The pop-up silly symphonies containing Babes in the woods, and King Neptune.

Walt Disney Productions (PWH); 19Dec60; R268053. DISNEY, WALTER E. Mickey Mouse presents a Walt Disney silly symphony cut-out: The three little pigs.

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(In Folio of songs from Walt Disney's famous pictures, Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony) ยฉ 27Aug34; AA153942.

D'apres le celebre film de Walt Disney: Silly symphonies.

Walter E. Disney (A); 9Jan64; R329716. Silly Symphony

Silly Symphony featuring Donald Duck. (Big little book.

Silly Symphony featuring Donald Duck. (In Philadelphia Inquirer) ยฉ Walter E. Disney (A) 20Sep36.

Silly Symphony featuring Donald Duck. (In Washington herald) ยฉ Walter E. Disney (A) 4Oct36.

(Silly symphonies) ยฉ 2Apr38; AF39488.

(Silly symphonies)

BOURNE, INC. SEE Folio of songs from Walt Disney's famous pictures, Mickey Mouse and Silly symphony.

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(In Folio of songs from Walt Disney's famous pictures, Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphony) ยฉ 27Aug34; AA153942. Bourne, Inc. (PWH); 19Sep61; R281910. HARLINE, LEIGH.

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It he'd had the pluck to stand by her, if he'd kept his head and laughed in their silly faces, instead of grizzling and growling and stampeding out of the parish as if poor Ally had disgraced him."

I hate not having time to run over to see you and them, but Octavia says it can't possibly be done, and I am not to be silly; that two months is nothing, and I shall be back again at the original time you were to bring them to

He is a great big splendid creature and I wish I had not been so silly as to pretend in the beginning.

He is colossally rich, and his daughter Lola is perfectly lovely, and married to a silly young Vinerhorn, who has a country house close here.

"Camilla wrote me that I must beware of my peace of mind the moment I first set eyes on you" "Camilla Lent is supremely silly, Mr. Berkley" "Camilla is a sibyl.

" "How silly," said Ailsa in a leisurely level voice.

Bolts were shot, keys turned; from the lighted front parlour came the notes of the sweet-toned square piano, and Ailsa's voice: "Dear are her charms to me, Dearest her constancy, Aileen aroon" "Never mind any more of that silly song!"

" "And you've three years to wait, silly," retorted Paige.

A man such as I have described, who has the passion for authorship, and who fails in the due combination of gifts, must face the possibility of being regarded as a worse than useless being; as unpractical, childish, slipshod, silly, worth no one's attention.

But she is a very silly and a very conventional girl

If there was any weakness in my friend's mind, if I thought that he would grow irritable, harsh, impatient with his silly wife, it would be different.

"It's what any silly girl would do!"

Nothing was more evident than that he thought her silly.

Such silly fools as men are, trying to perpetuate themselves by such childish methods." "Perpetuation is an instinct with us," said Honora calmly, "Immortality is our greatest hope.

It must be remarked that in all Indian stories where two or more sisters are the dramatis personae, the elder is invariably represented as silly, ridiculous, and disgustingthe younger, as wise and beautiful.

"You silly child, it's the sun rising; go back to sleep," I said, terrified by what I had seen, but unwilling to alarm the others uselessly.

You are naught but a silly, selfish boy, that cares for nothing but his own applause and thinks that he has nothing to do but to come home when his high mightiness is ready and find us all on our knees before him, saying: 'Put your foot, great sir, on our necksso shall we be happy and honored.'

Then I laughed, like the vain, silly boy I was.

"You were over many for thorn, I hear great silly fellowschildren playing with fire yet afraid to burn themselves.

And then she went on to other such silly talk that I think it not worth reporting.

Nobody had ever called Jeannette Descheneaux a silly woman.

Of Henry Constable, the poet indicated doubtless by the initiais H. C., we have a charming song between Phillis and Amaryllis, the counterpart and imitation of Spenser's 'Bonibell' ballad: P. Fie on the sleights that men devise (Heigho, silly sleights!)

In the silly imagination of his heart he declared to himself that the calculation of all chances was as nothing against his run of luck.

He has taken it into his silly head that you are the chief of sinners because you said what was not true to that man, who seems really to be the sinner, and nothing will eradicate the idea.

"I mean nothing so silly!"

Then she began to imagine they must be weak in the braina thing not unlikely with such spines as theirsand had silly secrets with each other, like children, which they enjoyed talking about chiefly because none could understand but themselves.

All the silly memorials of her they sell here!and the sentimental talk about her!

He is not so silly as to believe in his own inviolability by bullets, and digestion of poisons; and those who are such savages as to confide in these superstitions are not unlikely to try experiments just to strengthen their faith.

Some of his eulogists have been silly.

Correspondence between lovers should at all events be tempered with discretion; and, on the lady's part particularly, her affectionate expressions should not degenerate into a silly style of fondness.

On the other hand, younger people often understand, but find silly or old-fashioned, the slang of older people.

Open Season: Scared Silly was first announced on June 11, 2015. citation The first trailer was released on November 1, 2015.

The hostess sings a silly song.

These opinions are often silly.

These songs are all about having fun, silly records that are to be enjoyed and not taken too seriously.

But over time, he confessed to that Oz is actually Gilbert for his young and become much nicer to see a little bit silly.

Disney hoped to enlarge his studio's reputation and money by moving into features, and estimated that Snow White could be produced for a budget of $250,000 - ten times the budget of an average Silly Symphony.

For example, represents the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, as a girl silly and pampered.

But at the risk of sounding insensitive, it is my hope that aside from our introspections about life or our silly jokes or our nature hikes, we also feel outrage at what we are seeing every day.

However, I think extreme distaste for narration is silly.

If proof were needed of how silly is the idea that attachment to certain life roles is "socially constructed", you only have to look at the characters and storylines appealing to young children.

If she would take the time to try to understand the project, then perhaps she would not ask these silly questions, Mr. Speaker.

ludicrous 853 occurrences

He was greatly in earnest; he knew he was right; but he could still see the comical side of things; he still had a sense of the ludicrous; and in that lay his salvation.

For a sense of the ludicrous is the best of mental antiseptics; it, if anything, will keep our perishable human nature sweet, and save it from the madhouse.

The poorest persons have a bit of pageant going towards the tomb; memorial stones are set up over the least memorable; and, in order to preserve some show of respect for what remains of our old loves and friendships, we must accompany it with much grimly ludicrous ceremonial, and the hired undertaker parades before the door.

Any one who could have seen him sitting in that apartment of the Bishop's Palace, his face swollen, and, with a gravity of countenance, which would have been ludicrous, even to the causing of laughter, had it not been for his own precarious situation, and the heart-rending scenes around, would have been equally as much astonished and rejoiced, as we were, on again so unexpectedly beholding him.

It was extremely ludicrous, when he was fed in the day time, to see the animal standing, perched up perpendicularly on his two thin legs with his bare tail, and turning his large headround as a ball, and with very large, yellow, owl-like eyesin every direction,

This was not, as its name would seem to imply, a novel of pathetic cast, but the history of a gentleman whose life from beginning to end is rendered wretched by a succession of mishaps of the most ludicrous but improbable kind.

There were still a sufficient number of peculiarities to gratify one who had an eye to the ludicrous.

And I cannot help thinking that Rhenferd, who has so ably anticipated Mr. Oxlee on this point, and in Jortin's best manner displayed the gross ignorance of the Gentile Fathers in all matters relating to Hebrew learning, and the ludicrous yet mischievous results thereof, has formed a juster though very much lower opinion of these Fathers, with a few exceptions, than Mr. Oxlee.

Both looked so harassed and tired, that, although Jerry and I could not help laughing at their ludicrous situation, we nevertheless pitied them.

As Sampson delivered himself of this ludicrous remark, Harry burst into a loud fit of laughter, and handing the tar his glass, he sang out "Sankoty light, ahoy!" which brought all hands on deck in an instant, rubbing open their eyes, (for it was but the second watch in the morning,) to catch sight of the first object visible of their homes.

and her wild laugh was heard reechoing from hall to hall, Natalie smiling at her ludicrous comparison.

At this piece of information, delivered in such a calm, pleasant manner, the smiles which had been visible on the faces of those who listened, grew into a hearty laugh, in which the chagrined Montague joined, as being the safest way of retreat, and although piqued by the ludicrous position in which he had been placed, he could not but look with admiration upon the gentle creature, whose pleasant repartee had been in self-defence.

The one was an ideal, as the other is a commonplace example of the ludicrous contradictions in which men may be involved, who find in personal motives the justification of public conduct.

Here, then, is the absurd, the Williamesque side of this ludicrous popinjay, Jemal the Great, and it contains not only the obvious seeds of laughter, but the more helpful seeds of hope.

But in addition to his ludicrous side, there is in him a refined hypocrisy and a subtle cruelty worthy of Abdul Hamid.

And yet I think our friends would be surprised to see how cheerful we have kept, and how many occasions we find for laughing: for ludicrous things do happen.

The black stallion was handicapped many yards at the start before Dan could swing him around after the roan darted past with poor Morgan in ludicrous pursuit.

Their position had a ludicrous resemblance to the posture of dancers, but their bodies were trembling with effort.

In all the States I met with nothing more truly ludicrous than some of these.

he ran on, holding up a most ludicrous picture of two tall, lank frogs standing behind a counter, and stretching out four front legs like greedy hands across the counter, with a motto coming out of the right-hand frog's mouth: 'More designs, if you please, Mr. Kentsomething light and graceful for summer wear.'

After their exit a silence fell, and the miners looked at each other with ludicrous faces.

And it must be confessed that in other ways Mrs. Lawton was ludicrous.

There is something almost ludicrous in a ghost talking the ordinary conversational language of every-day life, which might, to be sure, serve very well for some of Jung Stilling's spirits in bottle-green hunting-coats with brass buttons, but hardly for the majesty of buried Denmark.

With the ludicrous dignity so characteristic of his people, the chief deferred his reply until the following day, at which time he gave consent, his manner being such as to indicate that he was rather unwilling than otherwise.

Teddy's reassertion of dignity was very ludicrous, for a tree had to support him as he spoke; but he evidently was in earnest.

He was still under the influence of liquor though he made ludicrous efforts to conceal it.

This fighting was a sober, sad subject; and yet at times it took a turn toward the ludicrous.

Ludicrous tragedieswhich are less endurable than the other sort.

It was some such tragedy anyhow, ludicrous, unendurable, that had driven her to this acquiescence in defeat.

Can you see that, for him, the unbearable thing about itwas that it was ludicrous?

The contemplated single-stick encounter between Colonel ARCHER-SHEE and Mr. PEMBERTON-BILLING recalls to mind a ludicrous affair which actually happened some years ago in a foreign city which I will here call Killemalivo.

It is usual to speak of such things in a ludicrous manner; but I confess the matter seems to me anything but one to laugh at.

He himself seriously contemplated suicide, and consulted his friends as to the propriety of such a step in the gravest and most business-like manner; though, with our modern notions on the subject, such a consultation has more of the ludicrous than the sublime.

The natural freedom of childhood is dead within us; the conventional freedom of riper years is struggling to birth, and its efforts are sometimes ludicrous to an unsympathetic observer.

The bridegroom, in plain evening dress, crowned like a king, holding a candle, and with a face of resigned misery, would have been pitiable if he had not been so ludicrous.

The effect of his huge face, as it changed from one expression to another, was ludicrous in the extreme, and we were often obliged to repeat sentences in the conversation (to "go back to the last remark but one") because the audience laughed so loudly over Humpty Dumpty's expression of face that they drowned what he was trying to say.

Carefully dressed in the very worst of taste from his scarfpin to his boots, he had evidently just been too carefully shaved, for there were scratches on his wide, ludicrous face, and his smile was as rueful as a clown's.

But there is something ludicrous in being the hermit of a show-place, unlike St. Francis in his mountain-bed, where none but the stars and rising sun ever saw him.

One day we had a war-dance on deck, which was a most ludicrous scene.

It was ludicrous, however, to see the steamboat on a river scarcely wider than herself, in a little valley, hemmed in completely with lofty mountains.

In spite of the thrilling interest of the scene, I could not help thinking of Byron's ludicrous but most expressive description: "A mighty mass of brick and smoke and shipping, Dirty and dusky, but as wide as eye Can reach; with here and there a sail just skipping

I could not help laughing heartily, so ludicrous did the scene appear.

From the miserable painting, the faces often had an expression that would have been exceedingly ludicrous, if the shock given to our feelings of reverence were not predominant.

"At first I was indignant, and then the ludicrous climbed uppermost, and I laughed, whereat Madame looked positively shocked, and even mamma seemed aghast and murmured something apologetic about my having been at boarding-school in the country, and at college, where I had ridden horseback without proper instruction, which had injured my figure.

But this day they were sharply ousted from habitual calmness into a state of mind bordering on the ludicrous.

As he walkedor sidledinto the room, his hands kept shutting and opening, with rather ludicrous effect.

Many a ludicrous anecdote is told, of persons venturing to use words of which they did not know the proper application; many a ridiculous blunder has been published to the lasting disgrace of the writer; and so intimately does every man's reputation for sense depend upon his skill in the use of language, that it is scarcely possible to acquire the one without the other.

"The resembling sounds of the two last syllables give a ludicrous air to the whole.

17, committed some most ludicrous errors.

I. Mimesis is a ludicrous imitation of some mistake or mispronunciation of a word, in which the error is mimicked by a false spelling, or the taking of one word for another; as, "Maister, says he, have you any wery good weal in you vรขllet?"Columbian Orator, p. 292.

A vulgar idea solemnly expressed, is ludicrous.

This, we have elsewhere remarked, is a peculiar attribute of his satire; and it is difficult for one assailed on a single ludicrous foible to make good his respectability though possessed of a thousand valuable qualities; as it was impossible for Achilles, invulnerable everywhere else, to survive the wound which a dexterous archer had aimed at his heel.

"Hudibras" is a burlesque tale, in which the measure is intentionally and studiously rendered as ludicrous as the characters and incidents.

It is not confined to the description of character, but exhibits an imaginary course of incidents, in which the principal personage takes a ludicrous share.

"Mac-Flecknoe" is, I rather believe, the first poem in the English language, in which the dignity of a harmonised and lofty style is employed, not only to excite pleasure in itself, but to increase, by contrast, the comic effect of the scenes which it narrates; the subject being ludicrous, while the verse is noble.

Farquhar, the comic dramatist, wrote a letter containing a ludicrous account of the funeral; in which, as Mr. Malone most justly remarks, he only sought to amuse his fair correspondent by an assemblage of ludicrous and antithetical expressions and ideas, which, when accurately examined, express little more than the bustle and confusion which attends every funeral procession of uncommon splendour.

Farquhar, the comic dramatist, wrote a letter containing a ludicrous account of the funeral; in which, as Mr. Malone most justly remarks, he only sought to amuse his fair correspondent by an assemblage of ludicrous and antithetical expressions and ideas, which, when accurately examined, express little more than the bustle and confusion which attends every funeral procession of uncommon splendour.

He wrought himself into a fever of apprehension by the progress of his own narratives, and occasionally eyed me with doubt and suspicion, too ludicrous to be offensive.

The Princes of the Blood were notorious for a freedom of life and manners which would be ludicrous if it were not shocking.

One learns what were the special attributes of bearing, voice, or gesture, the circumstances of delivery, or even the antecedent conditions of character and reputation, which perhaps doomed some magnificent peroration to ludicrous failure, or, on the contrary, "ordained strength" out of stammering lips and disjointed sentences.

But his humour (to quote his own words) "had an English ring," and much must be pardoned to a man who, in this portentous age of reticence and pose, was wholly free from solemnity, and when he heard or saw what was ludicrous was not afraid to laugh at it.

The representation of so homely an action, in such a composition, merely shows that the painter had not arrived at a just appreciation of the relative value of the actual,and that he failed to see that by introducing this unessential incident he diverted attention from his higher purpose, dragged his picture from a moral to a material plane, and went at a bound far over the narrow limit between the horrible and the ludicrous.

The impression, believe me, Sir, was so strong upon me, that I am persuaded, if I had been let alone in it, I could at an extremity have ventured to defend yourself and Sir Roger against half a score of the fiercest Mohocks; but the ludicrous epilogue in the close extinguished all my ardour, and made me look upon all such noble achievements as downright silly and romantic.

I condemn them only as uninstructive and unaffecting, as too ludicrous for reverence or grief, for Christianity and a temple.

There was nothing trifling or ludicrous, nothing that did not tend to the noblest end, the propagation of piety, and the increase of devotion.

Such sentiments are truly detestable, nor could any thing be an aggravation of the author's guilt, except his ludicrous manner of mentioning a monarch.

"Pooh!"] * * * * * "MUTABILE SEMPER." To such as have a humorous bent Pleasant indeed it was to cull From rival organs what was meant By the enlightened vote of Hull; What process of the mind (if any) drove her To execute that ludicrous turn-over.

But they went resolutely on, running down a thousand false clues and finding at the end of each something more ludicrous than what had gone before.

Another whimsical party which he assembled at his house consisted merely of a number of persons all of whom stuttered; but this meeting at first threatened serious consequences, for each supposed he was mocked by the other, and it was with great difficulty that their host restored peace, by acknowledging the ludicrous purpose of his invitation.

It was too ludicrous!"

"I didn't ask it beforebecause I've still some sense of the ludicrous left in meor did have.

But in case the ludicrous should happen, I want you to know that a cleaner man goes before the last Court Marshal than would have stood trial there before he met you.

About a week after this event we witnessed a most extraordinary ceremony, which partook more of the ludicrous than the horrible, though I have no doubt it was regarded by the natives as a most solemn affair.

But when I began to play before the Tucopeans, the effect it had instantly upon them was ludicrous in the extreme.

Diana spends all her time hunting and slaughtering animals, and she is not only a perpetual virgin but ascetically averse to love and feminine tendernessas unsympathetic a being as was ever conceived by human imaginationas unnatural and ludicrous as her devotee, the Hippolytus of Euripides.

I was never more struck with its odious and ludicrous features than on once seeing a tall, queenly-looking woman, magnificently arrayed, married by one of the tiniest priests that ever donned a surplice and gown, given away by the smallest guardian that ever watched a woman's fortunes, to the feeblest, bluest-looking little groom that ever placed a wedding ring on bridal finger.

In the conscious pride of mental might and in the easier moments of conversations, that illuminated the minds of Reynolds[10] and of Burke, Johnson delighted to indulge in a lively sophistry which might sometimes deceive himself, when at first he merely wished to sport in elegant raillery or ludicrous paradox.

And while she pondered thus, Andy prayed on and practiced his lessons in good manners, provoking the mirth of the whole family by his ludicrous attempts to be polite, and feeling sometimes tempted to give the matter up.

Rod was a curious and ludicrous-looking object.

I hope to be pardoned this long digression, thinking it my duty to protest against such a ludicrous method of treating French prosody; I do so both in the name of รฆsthetics and as a part of my task as biographer of Delsarte.

I must not omit to mention a most horrid (though ludicrous) circumstance which happened at this place.

The last scene, in which all the characters forgather from their various ludicrous occupations, is, as might be expected, one of considerable confusion, which is rendered all the more confounded by frequent errors in the speakers' names, which remain in spite of the labours of Day's editor.

* * * * * "Miss Leitch played delightful golf up to the hole, but when once she had arrived there the result was almost ludicrous, as she could not hit the ball truly with her puttee.

There was something in this so ludicrous as regarded the truth of the story, and yet so cruel as coming from her mother, that Florence hardly knew whether to cry or laugh as she laid her head upon the pillow.

The appearance in a row of nine disembodied heads, whose staring eyes rolled with synchronous motion from side to side as we moved, was so ludicrous that we involuntarily burst into laughter.

His prim formality of manner, his sword and stiff-curled wig, his small and sickly face trying to maintain an expression impressively dignified, made him a ludicrous figure, which his contemporaries never tired of ridiculing and caricaturing.

To others it might seem a ludicrous or trivial affair, but to her it was a hard experience; for during the twelve years of her life she had been governed by love alone, and a blow of that sort had never touched her before.

The idolatry of titles is carried to an extreme in Germany which goes from the pathetic to the ludicrous.

It was so ludicrous a commingling of mortification and rage that he laughed outright.

There had been something almost ludicrous in the apologies to her.

Aristotle defined this as โ€œComedy is, as an imitation of characters of a lower type- not, however, in the full sense of the word bad, the ludicrous being merely a subdivision of the ugly.

Inslee says it's "ludicrous" we don't have national stay-at-home orders.

In this opening episode, there's a lot of manoeuvring to get New York fire captain Owen Strand (Rob Lowe) and his son to Austin, in the process setting up a scenario that is pure Murphy: ludicrous, but also rich with potential.

It was ludicrous enough for even one of his most ardent supporters, Fox Newsโ€™ Laura Ingraham, to appear incredulous during a recent interview.

Meanwhile, Crusoe Osagie, in a statement yesterday said the allegations are ludicrous and unfounded, stating that the tactic is true to Ize-Iyamuโ€™s approach to politics, which has never won him any success in previous elections.

This is ludicrous': Furious judge hits out after he has.

How does the ludicrous notion of making selling sex legal but buying it illegal help sex workers or make them safer?

I notice the ludicrous claim made by the Government Leader that this project was a legacy of the previous government and, consequently, any problems that were to occur later were someone else's responsibility.

"On October 22nd, filed suit against Barnes & Noble over a ludicrous software patent.

The ludicrous case of American โ€œexceptionalismโ€ is a case in point.