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ludicrous
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Oliver Twist
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  • At sight of the dismayed look with which Oliver regarded his tormentors, Master Bates, who was blessed with a lively sense of the ludicrous, fell into another ectasy, more boisterous than the first.
  • Master Bates saw something so exquisitely ludicrous in this reply, that he burst into another laugh; which laugh, meeting the coffee he was drinking, and carrying it down some wrong channel, very nearly terminated in his premature suffocation.
  • The bewildered butler gazed from them towards Oliver, and from Oliver towards Mr. Losberne, with a most ludicrous mixture of fear and perplexity.

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  • Though she was serious, her suggestion was so ludicrous, I couldn’t suppress a laugh.
  • In Zimbabwe inflation reached the ludicrous level of 231 million per cent.

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