But for now, I want to leave you with a preposterous thought: In the future, a new Mercedes Benz will cost just $50.
And if any man was to be put in the preposterous position of a secular Bible, no writer was fitter for it than Aristotle.
They proffered peace to King Henry, ledge and offered to recognize his preposterous claim to the French throne, on condition that he should marry France.
It was of course impossible that the nation or the baronage 5hould accept such a preposterous rgime, and Edward was soon involved in.
He found a preposterous excuse for repudiating the treaty by which he was bound, by declaring that some details had been omitted in its formal ratification.
This preposterous theory was set forth by Buckingham, first to the mayor and corporation of London, and next day to an assembly of the estates of the realm held in St Pauls.
The witan cbose the earl as king without any show of doubt, though the assent of the Mercian and Northumbrian earls must have been half-hearted: Not a word was said in favor of the claim of the child Edgar, the heir of the house of Alfred, nothing (of course) for the preposterous claim of William of Normandy.
The Yorkist cause was crushed for four years, till it was raised again by Margaret of Burgundy, with an imposture even more preposterous than that of Lambert Simnel.
Goremykin, who had succeeded Witte at the head of the government, met these preposterous demands with a flat refusal, the House voted, on the motion of M.
There were not wanting those who insinuated that Galileo intended to depict the pope himself in the guise of the simpleton of the party; and the charge, though preposterous in itself, was supported by certain imprudences of expression, which Urban was not permitted to ignore.
The posters, more especially those of the evening papers, are very often preposterous as well as misleading, and, at such a time, those responsible may fairly be asked to exercise a reasonable restraint and help the nation to a just appreciation of the task it has undertaken and the necessity for unremitting effort to secure the only end that can be accepted."
But Henry made no endeavour for many years to utilize the papal grant of Ireland, which seems to have been made under the preposterous Donation of Constantine, the forged document which gave the bishop of Rome authority over all islands.
Some theologians did indeed protest against it with great energy; it was in fact too preposterous to declare that a book composed of unstable words and letters, and full of variants, was absolutely divine.
The preposterous charge was urged that it was by his advice that the king had committed himself in his book against Luther to an assertion of the pope's authority, whereby the title of " Defender of the Faith " had been gained, but in reality a sword put into the pope's hand to fight against him.
flinching man would oversee the necessary democratic revolution is preposterous.
He said as much to everyone in the cafe as they enjoyed an evening pastis, and endured their ridicule at this preposterous idea.
This is quite preposterous ", said Will Travers.
It's the quintessential route to victory, if somewhat preposterous.
preposterous notion, in support of a flaccid argument.
Like the Oxford Stage Company, big lapels and the preposterous posturing of hip dudes are played for laughs.
The experienced mariners ' marveled in the end not much at the preposterous course of our navigation ' .
Simply, because to do so would immediately expose his claim to be utterly preposterous and self-evidently false.
The rules do allow for a protest or a delay at what was an absolutely preposterous allegation.
In view of all this, the notion that the war with Iraq had nothing to do with oil is simply preposterous.
preposterous to think that they might be capable of governing themselves.
preposterous suggestion (true!
preposterous claims made for the provenance of bullfighting.
preposterous statement has since been proven to be erroneous (May 1999 ).
I know homeopathy sounds preposterous in its basic concept - the smaller the dose, the more powerful the treatment.
He kept remembering Cynthia's earlier revelation that, in certain circumstances, killing someone wasn't a totally preposterous idea.
They are preposterous, exaggerated and downright deceitful and misleading.
The idea was so preposterous it was unlikely to have been invented.
Well, people rarely ask me to wear any other outfits but I look preposterous enough as it is.
This preposterous proposal was of course not even discussed, and the movement caused a strong feeling of reaction against Socialism and of hostility to the government for its weakness; for, however much sympathy there might be with the genuine grievances of the working classes, the September strikes were of a frankly revolutionary character and had been fomented by professional agitators and kept going by the dregs of the people.
He remonstrated, however, with the Nationalists for their threats in the session of 1918 and indignantly rejected as preposterous their claim to selfdetermination as a condition precedent to the entry of Britain into the Peace Conference.
The American woman 24 October: Rents in New York seem preposterous at first sight.
To me, buoyant and impatient, the people in the play appeared preposterous.
In the whole range of controversy, religious or secular, was there ever propounded a theory more utterly incredible and preposterous!
The population, ground down by preposterous taxes, ill-used as only the subjects of Spaniards, Turks or Bourbons are handled, rose in blind exasperation against their oppressors.
He was well aware that an aristocratic and Catholic assembly like the sejm would never concede so preposterous a demand.
His anti-slavery work culminated in his appeal to President Lincoln, entitled "The Prayer of Twenty Millions," in which he urged "that all attempts to put down the rebellion and at the same time uphold its inciting cause" were preposterous and futile, and that "every hour of deference to slavery" was "an hour of added and deepened peril to the Union."
This may seem pretty preposterous, until you hear the pricing.
For some, the very idea of splurging on a pair of Gucci over-the-knee boots seems almost preposterous.
Anyway, has the question suddenly become less preposterous?
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