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farce
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Don Quixote
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  • …it in his breast that he was almost uncertain whether these demonstrations were real or feigned, for he was obliged to have recourse to all his skill and strength to prevent her from striking him; and with such reality did she act this strange farce and mystification that, to give it a colour of truth, she determined to stain it with her own blood; for perceiving, or pretending, that she could not wound Lothario, she said, "Fate, it seems, will not grant my just desire complete…

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as in: the meeting was a farce Define
a situation that is so badly organized or going so poorly that it seems ridiculous or: a situation that is made to look like one thing, but is really another or more specifically: a situation that is supposed to be fair, but is completely unfair
as in: farce at the theatre Define
a comedy with whacky improbable situations
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