But at this point another almost incredible scene of grotesque buffoonery gave the finishing touch to the episode.
For one moment every one stared at him without a word; and at once every one felt that something revolting, grotesque, positively scandalous, was about to happen.
When it has been attempted, the result has been only grotesque.
But I’ve read Candide in the Russian translation …. in an absurd, grotesque, old translation ….
I will note, too, in passing, that although many in our town knew of the grotesque and monstrous rivalry of the Karamazovs, father and son, the object of which was Grushenka, scarcely any one understood what really underlay her attitude to both of them.
"For I ought to have owned my fault as soon as I got here, before he had fired a shot, before leading him into a great and deadly sin; but we have made our life so grotesque, that to act in that way would have been almost impossible, for only after I have faced his shot at the distance of twelve paces could my words have any significance for him, and if I had spoken before, he would have said, ’He is a coward, the sight of the pistols has frightened him, no use to listen to him.’
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The disease causes grotesque deformity.
It is the result of a grotesque system that distorts good intentions into evil actions.