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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’There’s genteel comedy in your walk and manner, juvenile tragedy in your eye, and touch-and-go farce in your laugh,’ said Mr Vincent Crummles.
  • Mr Squeers would, very likely, have carried on the farce of being offended a little longer, if Mrs Sliderskew, in her anxiety to restore herself to her former high position in his good graces, had not become so extremely affectionate that he stood at some risk of being smothered by her caresses.

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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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