The preposterousness of the notion that he could at once set up a satisfactory establishment as a married man was a sufficient guarantee against danger.
The human mind has at no period accepted a moral chaos; and so preposterous a result was not strictly conceivable.
Society never made the preposterous demand that a man should think as much about his own qualifications for making a charming girl happy as he thinks of hers for making himself happy.
His fear lest Miss Brooke should have run away to join the Moravian Brethren, or some preposterous sect unknown to good society, was a little allayed by the knowledge that Mrs. Cadwallader always made the worst of things.
He was aware that the world would regard such a sentiment as preposterous, especially in relation to a woman of one-and-twenty; the practice of "the world" being to treat of a young widow’s second marriage as certain and probably near, and to smile with meaning if the widow acts accordingly.
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They can’t be seriously considering such a preposterous idea.
a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history