Farcical sentence example
- With the end of the Persian Wars, the original object of ostracism was removed, but it continued in use for forty years and was revived in 417 B.C. It now became a mere party weapon and the farcical result of its use in 417 in the case of Hyperbolus led to its abolition either at once, or, as Lugebil seeks to prove, in the archonship of Euclides (403 B.C.).
- Early in that year was begun The Wrong Box, a farcical romance in which Mr Lloyd Osbourne participated; Stevenson also began a romance about the Indian Mutiny, which he abandoned.
- In direct military menace terms, his scaremongering is completely farcical.
- The king, after a somewhat farcical occupation of Rome, which had been evacuated by the French, hurried back to Naples as soon as the French attacked his troops, and although the lazzaroni (the lowest class of the people) were devoted to the dynasty and ready to defend it, he fled with the court to Palermo in a panic on board Nelson's ships.
- Fleury, Rabelais is a sober reformer, an apostle of earnest work, of sound education, of rational if not dogmatic religion, who wraps up his morals in a farcical envelope partly to make them go down with the vulgar and partly to shield himself from the consequences of his reforming zeal.Advertisement
- Two of the commissioners very shortly resigned, and the whole inquiry became somewhat farcical.
- There is a farcical problem currently of a Clifton resident who applied to widen his gates to get a double buggy through.
- Scoop was a little too farcical about matters sacred to Power blocs.
- Litvack's script is increasingly farcical as the complex interrelationships of the characters are unveiled and develop.
- The final scene became a little farcical toward the end as all matters were dispensed with rather too quickly and the lights dimmed.Advertisement
- In 1998, in circumstances that turned farcical, a Paris journalist was given authorized access to military archives.
- To call this situation " farcical " seems reductive.
- The fragments show fondness for alliteration and playing upon words, skill in the use of rustic and farcical language, and a considerable amount of obscenity.
- Ghibli films have always struck me as being far more poignant, playful yet dramatic, never really becoming farcical in any broad sense.
- Archibald Montgomerie spent an estimated £ 40,000 pounds on staging a medieval tournament at Eglinton Castle, largely rendered farcical by heavy rainfall.Advertisement
- Those who in the same way identify Rabelais with Panurge can never explain the education scheme, the solemn apparition of Gargantua among the farcical and fantastic variations on Panurge's wedding, and many other passages; while, on the other hand, those who insist on a definite propaganda of any kind must justify themselves by their own power of seeing things invisible to plain men.
- The pieces which followed are: The Man of Destiny (written in 1895, played at Croydon in 1897 by Mr Murray Carson), a Napoleonic drama, which was revived at New York by Arnold Daly in 1904; You Never Can Tell (written in 1896, produced at the Strand Theatre in 1900), a farcical comedy; The Devil's Disciple (produced at New York by Richard Mansfield in 1897, and in London in 1899), the scene of which is laid in the War of American Independence, Caesar and Cleopatra (1898) and Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1898) - printed as Three Plays for Puritans (1900); The Admirable Bashville (Stage Society,' Imperial Theatre, 1903), a dramatization of Cashel Byron's Profession.