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farce
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  • Is that the real tragedy, that I never shall know tragedy, never find anything but blustery complications that turn out to be a farce?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had risen and, despite the farcicality of Dr. Will Kennicott's bulgy trousers draped over his arm, he had the grace of a cat.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had felt young and dissipated, had thought rather well of her black and leaf-green suit, but as she watched them, thin of ankle, soft under the chin, seventeen or eighteen at most, smoking cigarettes with the correct ennui and talking of "bedroom farces" and their desire to "run up to New York and see something racy," she became old and rustic and plain, and desirous of retreating from these hard brilliant children to a life easier and more sympathetic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was the sort of farce which is advertised in "school entertainment" catalogues as: Riproaring knock-out, 5 m. 3 f., time 2 hrs., interior set, popular with churches and all high-class occasions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Carol moaned, "Oh, but Vida dear, do forgive me but this farce——Now what I'd like us to give is something distinguished.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: farce at the theatre
as in: this is a farce
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