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preposterous
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Middlemarch
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  • 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

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