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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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absurd, outrageous, silly, or completely unreasonable
  • Preposterous!
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (51% in)
  • The monkey, meanwhile, with a thick tail curling out into preposterous prolixity from beneath his tartans, took his station at the Italian's feet.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (36% in)
  • She remembered some vague intimations, on her brother's part, which—if the supposition were not essentially preposterous—might have been so interpreted.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (25% in)
  • No matter how preposterous or insane, a purpose is a Godsend to them.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (88% in)

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