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ludicrous
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
absurd in an amusing way
  • At sight of the dismayed look with which Oliver regarded his tormentors, Master Bates, who was blessed with a lively sense of the ludicrous, fell into another ectasy, more boisterous than the first.
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (48% in)
  • Master Bates saw something so exquisitely ludicrous in this reply, that he burst into another laugh; which laugh, meeting the coffee he was drinking, and carrying it down some wrong channel, very nearly terminated in his premature suffocation.
    Chapter 9 — Containing Further Particulars Concerning the Pleansant.... (61% in)
  • The bewildered butler gazed from them towards Oliver, and from Oliver towards Mr. Losberne, with a most ludicrous mixture of fear and perplexity.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (79% in)

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