boy," said Estella, "will you never take warning?
I think the most ridiculous
sight in the world is a man on a bicycle, working away with his feet as hard as he possibly can, and believing that his horse is carrying him instead of, as anyone can see, he carrying the horse.
The poor girl was almost distracted: that quarter of the palace was all in an uproar; the servants ran for ladders; the monkey was seen by hundreds in the court, sitting upon the ridge of a building, holding me like a baby in one of his forepaws, and feeding me with the other, by cramming into my mouth some victuals he had squeezed out of the bag on one side of his chaps, and patting me when I would not eat; whereat many of the rabble below could not forbear laughing; neither do I think they justly ought to be blamed, for, without question, the sight was ridiculous
enough to every body but myself.
So that the greatest advantage I derived from the study consisted in this, that, observing many things which, however extravagant and ridiculous
to our apprehension, are yet by common consent received and approved by other great nations, I learned to entertain too decided a belief in regard to nothing of the truth of which I had been persuaded merely by example and custom; and thus I gradually extricated myself from many errors powerful enough to darken our natural intelligence, and incapacitate us in great measure from listening to reason.
he thought, without clearly defining who the villains and traitors were, but feeling it necessary to hate those traitors whoever they might be who were to blame for the false and ridiculous
position in which he found himself.
Rodney was evidently so painfully conscious of the oddity of his appearance, and his very redness and the starts to which his body was liable gave such proof of his own discomfort, that there was something endearing in this ridiculous
susceptibility, although most people would probably have echoed Denham's private exclamation, "Fancy marrying a creature like that
You said, according to him, that he would be one of those ridiculous
clergymen who help to make the whole clergy ridiculous
Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous
A LION seeing a Poodle fell into laughter at the ridiculous
for the amusement not only of his court but of
Art, culture--in the face of the iron facts of biology such things were ridiculous
, the exponents of such things only the more ridiculous
Rachel says you went to church last Sunday with your hat rigged out ridiculous
with roses and buttercups.
Yes, he said; I know that they have a washed-out and ridiculous
For her part, she could not help thinking it was an encouragement to vice; but that she knew too much of the obstinacy of mankind to oppose any of their ridiculous
One, the lower class, vulgar, stupid, and, above all, ridiculous
people, who believe that one husband ought to live with the one wife whom he has lawfully married; that a girl should be innocent, a woman modest, and a man manly, self-controlled, and strong; that one ought to bring up one's children, earn one's bread, and pay one's debts; and various similar absurdities.