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used in The Fountainhead

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absurd, outrageous, silly, or completely unreasonable
  • Keating stopped when he recognized the preposterous orange hair in the darkness of the porch.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (53% in)
  • Francon shrugged apologetically, disclaiming all blame for the preposterous suggestion—"he wants it to look like this."
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (7% in)
  • It's preposterous!
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (12% in)
  • Mrs. Walling called it preposterous, and Mrs. Hooper—crude.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (81% in)
  • Remarks were made openly on the decline of John Fargo, who had topped his poor business judgment by an investment in a preposterous kind of a building; which proved, it was stated, that the public would not accept these architectural innovations.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (46% in)
  • The house made the words preposterous.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (10% in)
  • He thought that he was being preposterous.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (67% in)
  • He wore evening clothes and they looked well on his tall, thin figure, but somehow it seemed that he did not belong in them; the orange hair looked preposterous with formal dress; besides, she did not like his face; that face suited a work gang or an army, it had no place in her drawing room.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (49% in)
  • Somebody ought to warn you against me," he said to people, in the tone of uttering the most preposterous thing in the world.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (**% in)
  • They said that it was preposterous, exhibitionist and phony.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (10% in)
  • But it was the unstated that gave meaning to the relaxed simplicity of these hours; their eyes laughed silently at the preposterous contract whenever they looked at each other.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (29% in)
  • Ellsworth Toohey wrote: "The paradox in all this preposterous noise is the fact that Mr. Caleb Bradley is the victim of a grave injustice.
    4.1 — Part 4 Chapter 1 (84% in)
  • You don't think it's preposterous to say that to me of all people?
    4.2 — Part 4 Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • Yes, of course, I mean this preposterous business of Mr. Gail Wynand.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (76% in)
  • His eyes went to the brown skirt, to the tailored jacket, costly and cold like a uniform, to the hand with a hole in the finger of an expensive glove, to the lapel that bore a preposterous ornament—a bow-legged Mexican with red-enameled pants—stuck there in a clumsy attempt at pertness; to the thin lips, to the glasses, to the eyes.
    4.10 — Part 4 Chapter 10 (13% in)
  • The gay mockery, the tone of uttering the most preposterous thing he could think of, told her how far he was from guessing the rest.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (12% in)
  • If you consider the behavior of the world at present and the disaster toward which it is moving you might find the undertaking preposterous.
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (91% in)

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