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preposterous
used in Main Street

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Definition
absurd, outrageous, silly, or completely unreasonable
  • She told herself that her sensitiveness was preposterous, but daily she was thrown into panic.
    Chapter 9 (9% in)
  • Now that she had carried out her preposterous impulse to see what he was like, she was cold, she was as ready to detect familiarities as the virtuous Miss Ella Stowbody.
    Chapter 28 (77% in)
  • Usually he stood out in her mind in some little moment—glancing up from his preposterous pressing-iron, or running on the beach with Dave Dyer.
    Chapter 33 (4% in)
  • But Kennicott preposterously supposed that she had.
    Chapter 34 (84% in)

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