absurd


absurd
01. The idea that we can prevent war by preparing for war seems [absurd] to me.
02. It's [absurd] to suggest that tax cuts for the rich will somehow benefit the poor.
03. Housing prices in this city are getting [absurdly] high! No one can afford to buy a house anymore.
04. I think it's [absurd] that your boss expected you to work overtime for free.
05. It is [absurd] for students to think that they can choose their own level in their second language program.
06. People expect to pay [absurdly] low prices for their food, so farmers have a hard time making a reasonable profit.
07. The student gave an [absurd] excuse to his instructor for missing his exam, saying that he had to go out to the pub with his buddies to celebrate a friend's birthday.
08. The government's plan to pay farmers not to grow wheat to reduce production and protect prices is simply [absurd].
09. The [absurdity] of the situation made her burst out laughing.
10. Oliver Goldsmith once suggested that every [absurdity] has a champion to defend it.
11. Georges Duhamel once said, "I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an [absurd] world."
12. A French proverb notes that what makes us discontented with our condition is the [absurdly] exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.
13. Voltaire once remarked that doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is [absurd].
14. Ellen Glasgow once said, "Though it sounds [absurd], it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty."
15. Elizabeth Goudge once noted that most of the basic truths of life sound [absurd] at first hearing.
16. I think it's [absurd] to spank one child as punishment for hitting another child.
17. Bob Geldof has noted that to die of want in a world of surplus is not only intellectually [absurd], but is also morally repulsive.

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