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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "An unseemly farce which I foresaw when I came here!" cried Dmitri indignantly.
  • It’s the most fantastic farce.

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  • Dmitri wondered, for he could not remember what he had promised, but he answered by letter that he would do his utmost not to let himself be provoked "by vileness," but that, although he had a deep respect for the elder and for his brother Ivan, he was convinced that the meeting was either a trap for him or an unworthy farce.
  • "It’s a strange thing a sensible man should care to play such a farce!"
  • Here we are face to face; what’s the use of going on keeping up a farce to each other?
  • For all their indisputable intelligence, men take this farce as something serious, and that is their tragedy.

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as in: the meeting was a farce Define
a situation that is so badly organized or going so poorly that it seems ridiculous or: a situation that is made to look like one thing, but is really another or more specifically: a situation that is supposed to be fair, but is completely unfair
as in: farce at the theatre Define
a comedy with whacky improbable situations
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