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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
  • The peace talks have become a farce.
  • "And, indeed, it’s a mere farce my being here for poor Maria," she continued; "but your father takes her ailments to heart, and I cannot always be refusing him."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Tales and Fantasies

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  • It’s a farce, man.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
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as in: farce at the theatre Define
a comedy with whacky improbable situations
  • My favorite farce is Shaw’s, The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • a delightful farce starring...

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  • I had a sufficiently hard time with that tale, because it changed itself from a farce to a tragedy while I was going along with it
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’n’head Wilson
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  • The prince laughed, as he always laughed when his bodyguard did this mummer’s farce.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • He played out that mummer’s farce in the Great Hall so as not to shame you before your own people.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords

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  • They have boats instead of horses, and their mummers play out written stories instead of just making up the usual stupid farces.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • All they got for it was farce and tragedy.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Do you have any more to say to me, Onion Knight, or can we put an end to this mummer’s farce?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • "What a farce this is," one of the fat yellow birds grumbles as he stuffs his face.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • We must play the farce to the end.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "I wanted to witness the farce," he said.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • We sup, but later on we must return, For a rehearsal of to-morrow’s farce.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • I mean it’s all the most incredible farce.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey

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  • If God on the Cross is God shamming a human tragedy, it turns the Passion of Christ into the Farce of Christ.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • If you ask me, the whole business of deportation is just a farce.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Take the farce of Schleswig-Holstein….
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • He was no prude and could laugh as well as anyone at the witty immorality of a farce at the Palais Royal, but here was nothing but filth.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • "The Hole in the Ground," said Drouet, mentioning the popular farce of the time.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • I’m not accustomed to such farces—your man must remember he’s not now in America.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • In this year of 1817 four young Parisians arranged "a fine farce."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In fact, there is a deliberate playing of the farce!
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Because it all sounds like a classic French farce.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I wouldn’t miss this little comic farce for a month in the orgasm baths on Shote.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Dendybar suddenly grew tired of the farce.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Tragedy had dwindled, the farce had begun.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • "A farce," Eugenides suggested, and the magus winced.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Camila could only assume that the Marquesa, out of a sort of fantastic magnanimity, was playing the farce of not having noticed it.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • And despite this farce of an overture, Prusias has no intention of sparing Rowan.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • It was literally teeming, stratified, with the shades of human groups, who had met there for tragedy, comedy, farce; real enactments of the intensest kind.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Her gloves are a farce.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "The mummer’s farce has gone on long enough for today."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • The whole pageant that Lady Melisandre had orchestrated beyond the Wall suddenly seemed as empty as a mummer’s farce.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • When you told those reporters that you came to New York to witness the farce, which farce did you mean?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "An unseemly farce which I foresaw when I came here!" cried Dmitri indignantly.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • … CYRANO: Come all—the Doctor, Isabel, Leander, Come, for you shall add, in a motley swarm, The farce Italian to this Spanish drama!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • If it were a farce, well and good.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "Well!" she exclaimed, "it’s a very pretty farce, all the same."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • What a farce it was.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • You must admit that here Nature beats Comedy out of the field: the wildest hominist or feminist farce is insipid after the most commonplace "slice of life."
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • What farce is this?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The pretence that women do not take the initiative is part of the farce.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • When you told those reporters that you came to New York to witness the farce, which farce did you mean?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It’s the most fantastic farce.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • "Can these rascals continue their farce?" asked the bailiff.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Ten months had elapsed since the "pretty farce."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • This is more absurd than a mummer’s farce, me standing vigil for a father I helped to slay, sending men forth to capture the brother I helped to free ….
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • "Has the Crow’s Eye agreed to attend this holy farce and abide by its decision?"
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • To say that the constitution of England is a UNION of three powers reciprocally CHECKING each other, is farcical, either the words have no meaning, or they are flat contradictions.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • And in Anderson’s single greatest story, "The Egg," which appeared a few years after Winesburg, Ohio, he succeeded in bringing together a surface of farce with an undertone of tragedy.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • Later, the retrospectoscope, that handy tool of the wags and pundits, the conveners of the farce we call M&M—morbidity and mortality conference—will pronounce your decision right or wrong.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • A bloody farce.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • He rolled over on his back and lay with his hands crossed under his head, looking up as if he were watching the scenes of a movie farce unrolling on the ceiling.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She gave a farcical hue to her weeks of boredom and solitude, of how she had come to be with the family, and make amends for being away, and had found her parents and sister absent in their different ways.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
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