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Definitionabsurd in an amusing way
- Before the minister had time to celebrate his victory over this last temptation, he was conscious of another impulse, more ludicrous, and almost as horrible.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (55% in)
- It may appear singular, and, indeed, not a little ludicrous, that an affair of this kind, which in later days would have been referred to no higher jurisdiction than that of the select men of the town, should then have been a question publicly discussed, and on which statesmen of eminence took sides.Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (10% in)
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