What a ridiculous thought.
It was ridiculous to be so frightened of something.
Sometimes it took a ridiculous simile to make a point.
It was ridiculous to fight with him this way.
tions in a sudden and somewhat ridiculous fashion.
It was ridiculous to stand here, trying to match wits with such a polished salesman.
It was ridiculous - sending him into town after such personal items when she was perfectly capable of going by herself.
It was ridiculous to be suspicious of him.
It was as ridiculous as it was embarrassing.
He fought with unrestrained fury, not wanting to stop and think of the most ridiculous thought ever to cross his mind.
He was ridiculous, and unpleasantly sarcastic, but yet he inspired involuntary respect by his boundless devotion to an idea.
Everyone thought she was being immature about this – as if there were something ridiculous about the idea of a 25-year-old virgin.
Is that why you want to take me up there - to show your mother how ridiculous the thought of any hanky panky is?
It was ridiculous to live in a 3-bedroom apartment and only use two bedrooms.
He unexpectedly felt himself ridiculous, weak, and alone, with no ground to stand on.
This did not make Mary Tudor any more friendly,and,although the story that Elizabeth favoured Courtenay and that Mary was jealous is a ridiculous fiction, the Spaniards cried loud and long for Elizabeth's execution.
How ridiculous would she seem?
How ridiculous it is to say I had drunk so copiously of the noble spirit of Dr. Howe that I was fired with the desire to rescue from darkness and obscurity the little Alabamian!
Everywhere there was a growing belief that a man's religious tenets were his private affair, with which the state had nothing to do; and that a government only made itself ridiculous if it attempted to lay down which creeds were true and which were false.
The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it and invent ridiculous embellishments.
He adlibbed a ridiculous story of wanting do a magazine piece on Shipton and began to flatter the listener, saying he was recommended as a prime source of accurate information.
It was a very small, very disingenuous, inevitably an anomalous, and in the vanity of proclamations and other concomitant incidents rather a ridiculous affair; and fortunately for the dignity of history - and for Fremont - it was quickly merged in a larger question, when Commodore John Drake Sloat (1780-1867) on the 7th of July raised the flag of the United States over Monterey, proclaiming California a part of the United States.
Dean managed to whistle down a young boy who agreed to use his snow blower on Dean's unfinished sidewalk, for an amount Dean considered ridiculous, but he knew he needed to get up to snuff on Shipton's fall before he was totally on the defensive.
Deidre couldn't manage a response to such a ridiculous statement.
It was a ridiculous thought and she was letting her imagination run wild.
It is a ridiculous demand which England and America make, that you shall speak so that they can understand you.
That's a ridiculous age to take up skiing!
He almost chortled at the ridiculous thought, wishing someone was there with him to tell.
It was ridiculous... and exciting... bold and impulsive - everything she didn't want to be.
Alex concocted this ridiculous trip to coax Katie to come back to Houston.
The division of the line into equal sections of 200 kilometres apiece produced at once a somewhat ridiculous result.
She felt that the allurements instinct had formerly taught her to use would now be merely ridiculous in the eyes of her husband, to whom she had from the first moment given herself up entirely--that is, with her whole soul, leaving no corner of it hidden from him.
The chroniclers ascribe the first war with Florence, which broke out in 1222, to a most ridiculous motive.
Such an idea is justly stigmatized by Mommsen as ridiculous, and reflecting a discredit as unfounded as it is unjust on the imperial police of the capital.
You want me to believe you killed my lover to protect me, never told me she was a demon-spy, and you went willingly to Hell. It's ridiculous, Rhyn, even for you!
But it could not be laid hold of, and the charge of treason being too ridiculous to be proceeded with, More's name was struck out of the bill.
The occupation of Monterey for a few hours by a Buenos Aires privateer (1818) was the only incident of actual war that California saw in all these years; and it, in truth, was a ridiculous episode, fit introduction to the bloodless play-wars, soon to be inaugurated in Californian politics.
The writer of the Kitab-al-Fihrist says he had been assured that Jaber only wrote one book and even that he never existed at all, but these statements he scouts as ridiculous, and expressing the conviction that Jaber really did exist, and that his works were numerous and important, goes on to quote the titles of some 500 treatises attributed to him.
Instead of studying the general welfare, they wrung from exhausted states the largest possible revenue to support a lavish and ridiculous expenditure.
These evil tendencies in the popular presentation of Christianity undoubtedly begot in Shaftesbury's mind a certain amount of repugnance and contempt to some of the doctrines of Christianity itself; and, cultivating, almost of set purpose, his sense of the ridiculous, he was too apt to assume towards such doctrines and their teachers a tone of raillery.
The ridiculous subject was both mind stimulating and enjoyable.
ridiculous to describe the idle and courteous voluptuary as being a dark and designing scoundrel, capable of murder if it would serve his ambition.
"Don't be ridiculous, Effie," her sister muttered, but Effie paid her no mind.
"That's ridiculous," she exclaimed.
He was still full of plans and new ideas, always with the same end in view; and for this reason, in spite of his various enterprises, which were sometimes ridiculous, sometimes unpleasant in their consequences, and his unscrupulousness as to the men and means he employed, he always had a kind of greatness.
If he were now to leave Moscow like everyone else, his flight from home, the peasant coat, the pistol, and his announcement to the Rostovs that he would remain in Moscow would all become not merely meaningless but contemptible and ridiculous, and to this Pierre was very sensitive.
It is a problem how to reconcile his ignorance, his weakness, his superstition, his crude notions, his erroneous observations, his ridiculous influences and theories, with his grasp of method, his lofty views of the true scope of medicine, his lucid statements, his incisive and epigrammatic criticisms of men and motives.
Some believe that the notion of emotional catharsis is ridiculous.
He had been committed to the king's bench prison on the ridiculous charge of libelling the Church in his Paraphrase on the New Testament, and was tried before Jeffreys on this accusation.
If he retained any resentment it was against himself, for having given way to so ridiculous a passion; which, as he used to say, " may do a great deal of harm, but never yet did anyone the least good."
It was utterly ridiculous to cry about something so trivial, and yet it felt good.
Celsus indeed says that the Jews are almost as ridiculous as the foes they attack; the latter said the saviour from Heaven had come, the former still looked for his coming.
In order to cover this recourse was had as usual, not to remedies, but to palliatives worse than the evil: heavy usurious loans, debasement of the coinage, creation of stocks that were perpetually being converted, and ridiculous charges which the bourgeois, sickened with officialdom, would endure no longer.
But her past was in her favour, and so were her sex and her Tudor tact, which checked the growth of discontent and made Essex's rebellion a ridiculous fiasco.
But he fingered the money in his pocket and wondered whether it would seem ridiculous to give some to the drummer boy.
In 1906 the Prussian government was made somewhat ridiculous by the strike of some t00,000 Polish school children, who objected to being whipped for refusing to answer questions in German.
In this philosophy the mystical properties of numbers are a leading feature; absurd and mechanical notions are glossed over with the sheen of sacramental mystery; myths are explained by pious fancies and fine-sounding pietistic reflections; miracles, even the most ridiculous, are believed in, and miracles are wrought.
Plants of a single year's growth reached the ridiculous price of $1 each at the height of the fever, which, however, did not last long, for in 1839 the speculation collapsed; the famous M.
The solitary incident of note in this period of his life is the ridiculous quarrel with Rousseau, which throws much light upon the character of the great sentimentalist.
Among the more noteworthy events of his subsequent career were his defence of Louis Napoleon after the ridiculous affair of Boulogne, in 1840, and a visit to England in December 1843, for the purpose of formally acknowledging the pretender, the duke of Bordeaux, then living in London, :as Henry V.
His early correspondence with Shelley, which began in 1811, is remarkable for its genuine good sense and kindness; but when Shelley carried out the principles of the author of Political Justice in eloping with Mary Godwin, Godwin assumed a hostile attitude that would have been unjustifiable in a man of ordinary views, and was ridiculous in the light of his professions.
The power of Naevius was the more genuine Italian gift - the power of satiric criticism - which was employed in making men ridiculous, not, like that of Plautus, in extracting amusement from the humours, follies and eccentricities of life.
It is usual for children to act puerile, but in adults it seems ridiculous.
As he put it: "Suppose there were living among my contemporaries a Confucius or a Solon, I could, according to the principles of my faith, love and admire the great man without falling into the ridiculous idea that I must convert a Solon or a Confucius."
Often the ass was a mere incident in the Feast of Fools; but sometimes he was the occasion of a special festival, ridiculous enough to modern notions, but by no means intended in an irreverent spirit.
He was a spectator of the riot of St Giles's, Edinburgh, on the 23rd of July 1637, endeavoured in vain to avoid disaster by concessions, and on the taking of the Covenant perceived that "now all that we have been doing these thirty years past is thrown down at once."' He escaped to Newcastle, was deposed by the assembly on the 4th of December on a variety of ridiculous charges, and died in London on the 26th of November 1639, receiving burial in Westminster Abbey.
Hubris always seems ridiculous – until it's our own.
The ways men flirt can range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
In 1867 he was elected a member of the North German Reichstag, but in opposition to Lassalle's followers he refused all compromise with the "capitalists," and avowedly used his position merely for purposes of agitation whilst taking every opportunity for making the parliament ridiculous.
Bonus points will be awarded for the most ridiculous euphemism.
The idea that Bin Laden would suffer in a prison is ridiculous - more utter drivel.
When compared with some of the ridiculous antics going on over at rival networks (Desperate Housewives, anyone?
I hope you have a good brief, you could be sued making ridiculous accusations like that.
It seems that a key part of progress having the guts to never dismiss an anomaly, mistake or seemingly ridiculous assertion.
Growing up in a sleepy town in Devon, he spent most of his time perfecting a ridiculous amount of useless talents.
This sounds ridiculous, you do n't know people, you 've not got the finances or the contacts.
Is there anywhere a member who did not secretly snicker up his sleeve at this ridiculous proposition?
It could be my stumpy fingers you might think but the buttons are so far apart in some occasions as to be ridiculous.
Instead of overcoming a bewailed inertia, Reich 's theories hardly sufficed to sustain a ridiculous private racket.
Then the whole film has had a ridiculous techno soundtrack put on top of everything else.
He has a ridiculous gait (waddles like a duck) !
Destiny is ridiculous, anyone can change their future by the decisions they make.
I do not like to spend time with my aunt, who is known to prate for hours about her ridiculous religious beliefs.
It may sound ridiculous, but screeners follow strict rules that can create chaos for the unsuspecting traveling family.
At first, when you see a lot price that appears ridiculous for 10 or 20 printers, don't get too excited, bidding typically works like other auction sites where bidders often wait until the last 10 minutes to submit their bids.
When you're searching for ridiculous cat videos, be prepared for considerable repetition.
However, if you are of any significantly ethnic descent, then you may just be wasting your time and unfortunately causing yourself to look ridiculous.
It's also a good time to talk about all of the ridiculous things you've dealt with and be able to laugh about it, and you may be able to share tips for ways to relieve stress you all feel.
While anger is a very serious emotion, it is often accompanied by extreme, or even ridiculous, thoughts and ideas.
Sometimes situations are just so ridiculous that you can't help but laugh.
She is firmly dedicated to making herself ridiculous for your amusement.
Finally Andie chose a purse and the guy said some ridiculous price, I started to argue, but thought better of it.
Don't react to their ridiculous stories and, instead, only respond to things you believe are true.
That's not ridiculous, and it's completely possible.
"She says some very ridiculous things…" and "She has a lot of growing to do."
When Jessica put on a few pounds, she still wasn't big, she just wasn't a ridiculous size 0 anymore.
Though with newborns, there really is no way of telling, making her comments just a little bit this side of ridiculous.
What will they do when they aren't earning ridiculous amounts of money for chatting over mundane subjects while sipping on their Pink Berry smoothies?
This concept can make the buying of expensive clothing pieces seem ridiculous.
Anything else will overwhelm the shirt and look ridiculous.
These ruffs became somewhat ridiculous in the amount of stiffness and size; a writer of the time, Webster, talked about a man carrying himself "...monstrous steady for fear of breaking."
True, if you wear those jeans buckled at the thighs with a backwards baseball cap, you'll look ridiculous.
Joking is one way to relieve tensions and show how ridiculous some jokes are.
What's cool on one person may just look ridiculous on someone else.
When you use one, your health meter slides back like the chamber on a gun, just in case you forgot how ridiculous the game is.The AI, while not bad, isn't much to brag about.
There is always a psycho out there that may want to pay a ridiculous price on an item simply because they hate to lose.
I find it ridiculous that I can use my opponents as bouncer when speeding around a corner.
Instead of buying the dye at the trade market's ridiculous prices, just buy the dye remover.
Until then he's more than welcome to send ridiculous faxes to any uninterested third party he wants."
When I first played, I thought it was utterly ridiculous how many points I was racking up through no fault of my own.
In fact, the whole story was patentedly ridiculous.
Overdrive allows the band to pop out ridiculous scores.
The graphics were ridiculous compared to the games he had been playing.
On paper it sounds great, but in game, some of the talents are practically ridiculous and you still have to waste points on them to get to something you actually can use.
Yahoo Pool is one of the games where, as you play it, you think to yourself, "This is ridiculous.
Some laws that are published in these books are ridiculous by today's standards but served a purpose at one time.
The idea of David Hasselhoff in a speedo may seem ridiculous today, but in the Hoff's heyday, those images were cutting edge.
Although many feel that it is ridiculous that such an everyday event was made extraordinary (by way of the ever-present photogs), that's just the way it seems to be in today's celebrity-hungry world.
The listener should know you realize how ridiculous you sound.
So be careful, because what is arousing prose to one person can be ridiculous or offensive to another.
Sure, it may be that the sweet thing you got him is courtside tickets, but it could also just be a ridiculous hat made especially for his team, or the jersey signed by his favorite player.
It looks ridiculous when one totes around a Fendi baguette while wearing Old Navy sweatpants and a poorly-stitched top from Forever 21.
Your friends may tell you, "It's ridiculous to spend hundreds of dollars on a baguette, when you can buy a fake that looks nearly the same."
As she searches for his killers, also sorts of strange happens go on that require the acting skills of such personalities as Dr. Phil, Shaq, Debra King, and Charlie Sheen to keep the ridiculous from turning into down right unwatchable.
But it is the ridiculous that makes the Scary Movie series so redeemable.
Evisu has experienced ridiculous success with their $400 jeans.
Some parents determine that buying designer clothes and accessories for their baby or toddler is a ridiculous way to burn money, considering that the child will outgrow these items within a matter of months.
Not only do you have to be able to achieve it, you need to want to achieve it.Ask yourself if this is something you can really accomplish, or it is just ridiculous.
Even pick-up trucks and sports cars are now produced with automatic transmissions, an idea that would have seemed ridiculous just a few years ago.
While there are many elements that remain the same in SNL Spartan Cheerleader skits (like "the perfect cheer"), the scenarios became increasingly more ridiculous as the skits went on.
Not only is cheerleading at a chess tournament deemed ridiculous (even the chess team makes fun of them now), but the Spartan cheers are also ridiculous.
Boys will don skirts and stuff bras with Kleenex, girls will stipple pretend-whiskers and wear ridiculous baseball caps, and cavort and swagger down the halls.
Guys who pump up their upper bodies yet walk around with stick-like legs look ridiculous, and the arms are no different; you need to approach arms with a similar big-picture view to get even development.
Taken at face value, many people would consider it a bad movie, with ridiculous costumes, unnecessary sexual innuendo, contrived situations, and over-the-top acting.
Birthday party games with a touch of the ridiculous are perfect for young teens.
It seems like a ridiculous formula for a television show: Take an adult man who cannot keep a job and who lives in his parents' basement and cast a group of young, attractive women who are willing to compete to become his girlfriend.
The men range from the typical to the ridiculous, with some coming out and doing magic tricks, singing, or telling jokes.
While most of the media dismissed the show as a dismal failure due to its ridiculous concept, many viewers felt that it was all in good fun.
Kim mentioned once or twice on camera that she might want to have another child, which her sister immediately dismissed as ridiculous.
Fractured are the scenes within the loose story line, and the movie's climax is just ridiculous and completely unbelievable.
Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze are more like clowns than villains, spouting off ridiculous dialog in silly costumes and in this case, belong more on the pages of the comic instead of on a roll of film.
Michael Shanks’ costume (Hawkman) is just ridiculous because it takes four people to get him into it.
Kris had never heard anything so ridiculous.
The whole concept is ridiculous.
This was getting ridiculous.
He was not much impressed by the appearance of his illustrious charge, and thought that the airs of Napoleon and his suite were ridiculous.
It was utterly ridiculous to be embarrassed about letting him see her undressed.
No wonder Alex concocted this ridiculous trip to coax Katie back to Houston.
Everyone thought she was being immature about this â€“ as if there were something ridiculous about the idea of a 25-year-old virgin.
All this talk was as ridiculous as it was uncomfortable.
amazement that anyone should have asked such a ridiculous and naive question.
Amazon links have been scrubbed in protest at their ridiculous US ' one click ' lawsuit.
The Harpo Marx comment near the beginning comes from ' marvelous aphorisms ' and sums up the serious and ridiculous nature of the performance.
You, on the other hand, a pretty good actor, seem to be sporting increasingly ridiculous coiffures.
commodity bull, finds such talk ridiculous.
dearie me. [Remembering earlier vow] That reminds us: what was the most ridiculous thing you've done while drunk?
And while it's all rather empty-headed and ridiculous, it's not dull for a second.
I answered ridiculous questions about how I thought the press would cover the event with surprising equanimity.
But any attempt to make things erotic or exciting are impeded by Sharon's ridiculous performance which ultimately arouses nothing but derision.
Excessively low rates can push up asset prices to ridiculous extremes and create bubbles.
This looked increasingly ridiculous on a creature whose mannerisms were becoming increasingly feral.
go-go boots and ridiculous looking shirts.
Sometimes my visions of my future seemed grandiose, and therefore I judged them to be ridiculous.
The refusal to disclose seems groundless to the point of being ridiculous.
holding midfielder after he had played his entire career as a striker was an utterly ridiculous decision.
Because I'd had the same ridiculous idealism when I was a musician, I found myself doing long-term residencies in health care.
ingrained tendency to ignore etchings was revealed to me here to be a bit ridiculous, as is perhaps clear, rather rapidly.
lucrative for a few publishers is ridiculous.
means anything in the context of death and torture is ridiculous.
He also sported a ridiculous monocle on his left eye.
noddy style car, favored by oldies looks truly ridiculous in hatchback form.
Sergeant Wilkie replied that she thought the whole thing made her look like a boy, which was a ridiculous notion.
With the antes in there, I was getting ridiculous pot odds against the higher pair.
Nissan Micra James Parsons This noddy style car, favored by oldies looks truly ridiculous in hatchback form.
In fact considering where most Tories speak from it means they will have two orifices to spout their ridiculous policies from instead of one.
Or does the question seem so premature as to be ridiculous?
quick to dismiss these as ridiculous rumors.
And I always reckon Snickers is the most ridiculous name ever.
There's also a ridiculous sequence where Kato follows the car - on foot, pulling a rickshaw!
The whole situation suddenly seemed quite amusing, faintly ridiculous, and I was so bored with all the tantrums.
Now you have your say... Is our choice patently ridiculous?
He covers each subject extraordinarily well and isn't afraid to ridicule the frankly ridiculous while finding merit in the strangely compelling.
The notion that the shields were " provided simply for decoration " is too utterly ridiculous to even bother going to the effort to.
It's plainly ridiculous to imagine such people will fight for our interests.
What I find absolutely ridiculous is the right hon.
ridiculous to imagine such people will fight for our interests.
ridiculous to suggest that they are.
ridiculous to think of adopting another child when one can't provide for one's own.
ridiculous to expect them to sell a lot of records.
ridiculous notion out of my head.
ridiculous antics going on over at rival networks (Desperate Housewives, anyone?
ridiculous accusations like that.
ridiculous amount of useless talents.
Now I look back, it does seem rather ridiculous.
He looks askance at the minutiae to which habit and social decorum usually blind us, reframing them so they appear ridiculous, shocking.
There are many people who look ridiculous in a dress which is merely a short tunic.
This sounds ridiculous, you don't know people, you've not got the finances or the contacts.
They still today involve a ridiculous rigmarole of searching.
It gets ridiculous at times - like actively avoiding conversations with others when feeling particularly self-conscious.
RA Scion humps up and down the stage shouting, engaging, looking like a good natured Malcolm X with ridiculous sideburns.
The Haka - a wonderful spectacle or a ridiculous sideshow?
Well, love can save us from the bitter sneer of envy and the ridiculous swagger of boastfulness.
sniggerere anywhere a member who did not secretly snicker up his sleeve at this ridiculous proposition?
To think life evolved from some primordial soup of chemicals is ridiculous.
stumpy fingers you might think but the buttons are so far apart in some occasions as to be ridiculous.
I say muddy towpaths, this is due to a number of those stupid little motor bikes whizzing up and down at ridiculous speeds.
And we will not succumb to the absolutely foolish, ridiculous logic of evolutionary uniformitarianism.
The Conservatives et al are not only proving themselves to be rabidly ridiculous, but also rather unprofessional.
It is not their choice and indeed speaking of the choice of the Islamic veil by the child herself is a ridiculous joke.
The Paramount takes itself very seriously, which is slightly ridiculous considering it's just an ugly faÃ§ade for a ten-dollar corporate whore.
In the first place, the ridiculous and discreditable incident of the beating had time to blow over; in the second, England was a very favourable place for Frenchmen of note to pick up guineas; in the third, and most important of all, his contact with a people then far more different in every conceivable way from their neighbours than any two peoples of Europe are different now, acted as a sovereign tonic and stimulant en his intellect and literary faculty.
Consequently we find an extraordinary development of strophic forms corresponding to the many new "tones" which every Meistersinger regarded it as his duty to invent - tones which bore the most remarkable and often ridiculous names, such as Gestreif tsaf ranblumleinweis, Fettdachsweis, Vielfrassweis, geblilmte Paradiesweis, &c. The verses were adapted to the musical strophes by a merely mechanical counting of syllables, regardless of rhythm or sense.
Owing to a ridiculous muddle, this Arabic word has been taken to mean "warning" lizard, hence the Latin Monitor, one of the many synonyms of this genus, now often used as the a b a vernacular.
as strength, size, beauty, honours, opinions, are mere illusion (6Ktaypacbta), worthless and ridiculous, as we should know if wehad Lyncean eyes to compare them with the vision of the eternal.
Maybe you think the British ban on fox hunting with dogs is ridiculous.
His intention of killing Napoleon and his calculations of the cabalistic number of the beast of the Apocalypse now seemed to him meaningless and even ridiculous.
He was quick to dismiss these as ridiculous rumors.
There's also a ridiculous sequence where Kato follows the car - on foot, pulling a rickshaw !
He covers each subject extraordinarily well and is n't afraid to ridicule the frankly ridiculous while finding merit in the strangely compelling.
It 's plainly ridiculous to imagine such people will fight for our interests.
It is absolutely ridiculous to suggest that they are.
It 's ridiculous to think of adopting another child when one ca n't provide for one 's own.
AMC are a slow burn band, which is why it was always ridiculous to expect them to sell a lot of records.
Enough time passes to get such a ridiculous notion out of my head.
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