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farce
used in The Brothers Karamazov

6 uses
  • For all their indisputable intelligence, men take this farce as something serious, and that is their tragedy.
    Book 11 — Ivan (85% in)
  • Dmitri wondered, for he could not remember what he had promised, but he answered by letter that he would do his utmost not to let himself be provoked "by vileness," but that, although he had a deep respect for the elder and for his brother Ivan, he was convinced that the meeting was either a trap for him or an unworthy farce.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (**% in)
  • "An unseemly farce which I foresaw when I came here!" cried Dmitri indignantly.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (64% in)
  • It's the most fantastic farce.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (46% in)
  • "It's a strange thing a sensible man should care to play such a farce!"
    Book 11 — Ivan (64% in)
  • Here we are face to face; what's the use of going on keeping up a farce to each other?
    Book 11 — Ivan (65% in)

There are no more uses of "farce" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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