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preposterous
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

4 uses
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Definition
absurd, outrageous, silly, or completely unreasonable
  • It was the most preposterous position in which I ever found myself in my life, and it was the thought of it that started me laughing just now.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (59% in)
  • Large sitting-room on the right side, well furnished, with long windows almost to the floor, and those preposterous English window fasteners which a child could open.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (47% in)
  • For all the preposterous hat and the vacuous face, there was something noble in the simple faith of our visitor which compelled our respect.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (49% in)
  • " 'Some preposterous practical joke,' said he.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (40% in)

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