The idea was so romantically ludicrous that she giggled.
In fact, it was ludicrous - but it still hurt.
Why is it virtuous for a woman to practice chastity, and ludicrous for a man?
It's almost ludicrous what ultimately evolved to how it began.
To her, the idea was ludicrous, and yet, it probably looked that way to Dulce.
An instance of this, ludicrous while grossly tyrannical, is preserved in the records.
This adventurer, at once ludicrous and formidable, was a native of Ireland, and was thought to be put forward by Richard to test the popularity of the Yorkist cause.
All originality is crushed out and a blind and ludicrous dependence on written tradition - even in things profane - takes its place.
It was ludicrous anyway.
But his pretensions were ludicrous; he was quickly captured by the Chileans and sent back to France (1862) as a madman; and though he made one more abortive effort in 1874 to recover his "kingdom," and occupied his pen in magnifying his achievements, nobody took him seriously except a few of the deluded Indians.
It was nearly three months afterwards that the famous, ludicrous and brutal arrest was made at Frankfort, on the persons of himself and his niece, who had met him meanwhile.
Comedy is representation of men inferior in being ludicrous: epic is like tragedy a representation of superior men, but by means of narrative and unlimited in time: tragedy is a representation of an action superior and complete, in a day if possible, by means of action, and accomplishing by pity and fear the purgation of such passions (Poetics, 1449 b 24).
But the actual doctrine taught by Massenbach, who was now a colonel, may be summarized as the doctrine of positions carried to a ludicrous excess; the claims put forward for the general staff, that it was to prepare cut-anddried plans of operations in peace which were to be imposed on the troop leaders in war, were derided by the responsible generals; and the memoirs on proposed plans of campaign to suit certain political combinations were worked out in quite unnecessary detail.
On her monument at Bromley he placed an inscription extolling the charms of her person and of her manners; and when, long after her decease, he had occasion to mention her, he exclaimed with a tenderness half ludicrous, half pathetic, "Pretty creature !"
It shows in its author a want of reverence, a want of decency in the proper sense, a too great readiness to condescend to the easiest kind of ludicrous ideas and the kind most acceptable at that time to the common run of mankind.
We assume that the rite employed was serious and Anglican may reverent, and there is no longer any need to refute the fable of a ludicrous consecration at the "Nag's Head " tavern.
Dean realized from his past experience that being forthcoming and subjecting himself to interrogation without an attorney was naive but the entire idea of his trying to kill Shipton was so ludicrous in his mind, he tended to minimize the seriousness of the situation.
When we think of the pass to which things had come in Paris by this time, and of the unappeasable ferment that boiled round the court, there is a certain touch of the ludicrous in the notion of poor Richard Burke writing to Louis XVI.
I didn't know, but it bothered me immeasurably. qqq I'm sure we all felt we were on some ludicrous death watch with Mrs. Abbott holding our future hostage with her tenuous cling to life.
The entire situation was ludicrous.
Swift's grave humour and power of enforcing momentous truth by ludicrous exaggeration were next displayed in his Modest Proposal for Preventing the' Children of Poor People from being a Burden to their Parents or the Country, by fattening and eating them (1729), a parallel to the Argument against Abolishing Christianity, and as great a masterpiece of tragic as the latter is of comic irony.
That is just so ludicrous on so many levels.
There is nothing shocking in this slightly ludicrous event.
And Randy being somehow involved was ludicrous.
For someone to say I want to be sexual on Satan's side and godly is absolutely ludicrous.
It is a somewhat ludicrous undertaking, with many pitfalls the danger of treachery and the risk of ultimate failure in the quest.
ludicrous to suggest that Jessica can move to Iran.
ludicrous to think that record could be 80 or 90 goals in 113 games but it's true.
ludicrous assertion that Britain's streets are becoming safer than ever.
For the college to let him go seems ludicrous.
It was acutely painful to Leslie to be photographed in a major Gwent newspaper wearing a traditionally ludicrous hat.
Alongside his idiot sidekick, Ludicrous, he returns again and again to challenge the hero, and always fails.
A series of unexpected and often ludicrous juxtapositions ensure that this collection of interconnected stories never become staid.
testimony of the eyewitnesses is contradictory or just plain ludicrous.
While I go up to the tall topmast To try if I can't see land. sound inexpressibly ludicrous.
vendetta against the people of the country are ludicrous.
The draft animal welfare Bill published last week panders to the ludicrous British obsession with the cute and cuddly.
ludicrous to say they should be culled.
ludicrous to have a major local derby game as a mid-week fixture in a ground with major road access problems.
ludicrous accusations to yourself in future.
ludicrous proposition in the glow of last summer's Ashes victory.
ludicrous situation will not last for many more years.
On the one hand, I think that sounds pretty ludicrous.
On film, however, the story quickly becomes ludicrous.
Repeat to self: I do not look ludicrous.
He had a slight hesitation in his speech, and his air of timidity and reserve was almost ludicrous.
His shyness was extreme, though covered by a grave and quiet exterior, which could not hide his love of fun and sense of the ludicrous.
How do we resist such ludicrous absolutism, even from such extremely brilliant men?
It was so ludicrous it made you think of Mel Brooks or Monty Python playing a scene of monstrous king and fawning courtiers.
Friday 14 May Dragged in The International Cricket Council finally deigns to do something about the ludicrous state of cricket in Zimbabwe.
grit this road on the basis of a frost warning seemed ludicrous.
It's a mildly ludicrous justification but then it's a fairly harmless hobby.
Doesn't the money offered to her by all these men in suits who sell pumps seem faintly ludicrous?
The quality of these books varies from the simply mediocre to the utterly ludicrous.
He was probably not unconscious of this danger; for, as he gained experience as a writer, his diction became more simple, and his ludicrous illustrations less frequent.
Racist Murder shows that the evidence of the ' unwitting racism ' of individual officers is ludicrous.
No substantial documentary evidence has been discovered, and the testimony of the eyewitnesses is contradictory or just plain ludicrous.
While I go up to the tall topmast To try if I ca n't see land. sound inexpressibly ludicrous.
Claims from organizations like the Countryside Alliance that the Government is carrying out a vendetta against the people of the country are ludicrous.
Beckham called both incidents "ludicrous," and there seemed to be no repercussions with his marriage to Victoria.
Cent presidential financial advisor... sounds ludicrous right?
Take Breaks: Although it might seem ludicrous to stop for 15 minutes when you're down to the wire on writing a paper or cramming for a test, do it.
In fact, in the midst of the desert, the idea of a cruise vacation may seem ludicrous, but in fact, it is an attractive option from this resort city.
However just like the character profiles mentioned above, none of this seems to matter with soap operas - viewers are happy to go along for the ludicrous ride, and many have found it to be quite fun.
What was surprising to original viewers of the show was that originally, Counsellor Deanna Troi functioned at bridge command staff, ludicrous from a contemporary point of view.
Child dismisses his inferences as "ludicrous."
and throwing their arms above their heads, progress by a series of short jumps, producing an effect which is described by travellers as exceedingly ludicrous.
If he hadn't been so sophisticated, it might have been a thought to ponder - but at that point any idea of him quitting his job as a top salesman and moving to Arkansas to become a veterinarian would have been ludicrous.
Bond's self-assurance was so impregnable that his women needed ludicrous identities and pumped-up sexuality to compete.
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