Keating stopped when he recognized the preposterous orange hair in the darkness of the porch.
Mrs. Walling called it preposterous, and Mrs. Hooper—crude.
The house made the words preposterous.
Remarks were made openly on the decline of John Fargo, who had topped his poor business judgment by an investment in a preposterous kind of a building; which proved, it was stated, that the public would not accept these architectural innovations.
He thought that he was being preposterous.
They said that it was preposterous, exhibitionist and phony.
But it was the unstated that gave meaning to the relaxed simplicity of these hours; their eyes laughed silently at the preposterous contract whenever they looked at each other.
You don’t think it’s preposterous to say that to me of all people?
Yes, of course, I mean this preposterous business of Mr. Gail Wynand.
If you consider the behavior of the world at present and the disaster toward which it is moving you might find the undertaking preposterous.
He wore evening clothes and they looked well on his tall, thin figure, but somehow it seemed that he did not belong in them; the orange hair looked preposterous with formal dress; besides, she did not like his face; that face suited a work gang or an army, it had no place in her drawing room.
His eyes went to the brown skirt, to the tailored jacket, costly and cold like a uniform, to the hand with a hole in the finger of an expensive glove, to the lapel that bore a preposterous ornament—a bow-legged Mexican with red-enameled pants—stuck there in a clumsy attempt at pertness; to the thin lips, to the glasses, to the eyes.
He wants it—" Francon shrugged apologetically, disclaiming all blame for the preposterous suggestion—"he wants it to look like this."
Somebody ought to warn you against me," he said to people, in the tone of uttering the most preposterous thing in the world.
Ellsworth Toohey wrote: "The paradox in all this preposterous noise is the fact that Mr. Caleb Bradley is the victim of a grave injustice.
The gay mockery, the tone of uttering the most preposterous thing he could think of, told her how far he was from guessing the rest.
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They can’t be seriously considering such a preposterous idea.
a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history