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preposterous
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The Fountainhead
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  • 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.
  • It’s 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

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