In literature:
It will reduce universal suffrage to the absurd, and then it may be possible to try something else.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
Felicity, completely dressed, turned her chair round and put up her absurd little high-heeled shoes.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
It was absurd for him to say that he desired to test her loyalty before he gave her his name and title.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
It's absurd, but better be absurd than sorry.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Why, then, do we absurdly boast of free-will?
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
To be merely useful was, in her eyes, to make oneself meddlesome and absurd.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
It would be absurd to run down a horse like a wolf.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Barnby himself saw the absurdity of discussing it.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
But we will consider only two phases of its absurdity.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
It was as bad as such things always are, and it was evident that the dresses were ill-fitting, the hats absurd.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
Of course the papers are full of the Makeway ball, and the pictures of Mrs. Makeway are too deliciously absurd for anything.
"The Smart Set" by Clyde Fitch
Better known, she stirred in him, as a child might, an altogether indescribable sense of tenderness and absurdity.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Vaughan hastily interrupted the absurd discussion.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
Such a work in ten lectures would be absurd.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
It was an absurd plan.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The stupid press resounds the absurdity.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
But he will, digging in that absurd garden.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
It seems rather absurd to spend two days over it, but then the whole thing is rather absurd.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Had he any sense of humor, the absurdity of the thing must have forced itself upon him and possibly helped to improve his temper.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
As, therefore, an hereditary executive called a king is a perfect absurdity in itself, any attachment to it is equally as absurd.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
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In poetry:
O dear! that artful boy
Refuses me a word!
But, Sir, I shall enjoy
My food, though you're absurd!
"A Woman Scorning Her Lover" by Confucius
SIGISMUND. To me
This is tiresome and absurd.
Nought is just, or good or ill,
In my sight that balks my will.
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Refused that instant to comply
With my absurd request,
For reasons she could specify,
Some twenty score at least.
"Apology To Delia : For Desiring A Lock Of Her Hair" by William Cowper
Nay, nobody understood a word,
Nor strove to understand;
But few dared say it was absurd,
So most agreed 'twas "Grand!"
"The Mystic" by C J Dennis
Groping timidly at dusk,
You shall waken with the lark
And smile to see us feel our way,
Stumbling absurdly in the dark.
"To A Lady Of Many Summers" by Edith Mirick
"A Christmas garden party!" —
You cry, "It's quite absurd!"
But then, you see, each guest that she
Invited was a bird!
"A Party" by John Joy Bell
In news:
VADUZ , Liechtenstein — It seems patently absurd to Sigvard Wohlwend that the entire country of Liechtenstein — all 62 square miles of it — could be for rent, as if it were some sort of oversized alpine cottage.
The whole idea of a luxury smartphone seems prima facie absurd, and in my happy, carefree years before encountering Vertu I sneered at it at every opportunity.
POWELL, Ohio – Mitt Romney calls campaign attacks by President Obama and his allies " vituperative " and "vicious" and "absurd" and "sad".
This typeface is not absurdly tough, yet its pointiness and near-illegibility lends a special aura of mystery that suggests magic, action and adventure.
Every year, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) publishes a "Wastebook" of absurd spending programs.
Every year, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) publishes a " Wastebook " of absurd spending programs.
Isis' last few albums -- which weaved between heavy ambience and ambient heft, usually erring on the side of spaciness -- made the Los Angeles–based band absurdly influential post-metal icons.
It would seem an odd, perhaps even absurd, announcement to make over a high school's public address system.
Earlier in September, we learned that African-American unemployment rates stayed level last month, with an absurdly high official unemployment rate of 14.1 percent.
We have learned that African American unemployment rates stayed level last month with an absurdly high official unemployment rate of 14.1 percent.
Last week, we learned that African American unemployment rates stayed level last month, with an absurdly high official unemployment rate of 14.1 percent.
Wickedly absurd "Sitter" plays on every parent's worst nightmare.
RiFF RaFF throws out a lot of spectacularly absurd self-comparisons in "Chop Another Rock," which arrived last night with an equally over-the-top video.
Now in the middle of its 16th season, "South Park" has skewered most of reality TV's most absurd creations.
Taking ideological consistency to an absurd extreme, House Republican leaders are putting their aversion to "big government" ahead of the nation's security needs.
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In science:
But this is absurd, because g (x) is strictly decreacing along any tra jectory.
Novikov-Morse theory for dynamical systems
We claim that ψλ has a continuous extension to D[0, 1] such that φλ (x) = x for any (λ, x) ∈ [0, 1]∂D, ψ0 = I d and ψ1 (D) ⊂ ∂D, which is absurd, since ψλ will be a retraction of D in its boundary.
Renormalization theory for multimodal maps
If the diameter of γ is large relative to diameter of D ∩ ∂U then γ crosses many rings An , so its hyperbolic length is large, which is absurd.
Renormalization theory for multimodal maps
This is absurd, so we conclude that α is monic.
Integral Non-commutative Spaces
Let us remember that in the wake of the creation of quantum mechanics in the years 1925–1926 a set of paradoxes was suggested to illustrate the seeming absurdity of its fundamental principles.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures
The total density must clearly be at least as high as the minimum to deliver the required current c∇ × B/4π but, as charges of both sign are required to avoid absurdly high electric ﬁelds, it is probably much higher by a multiplicity factor η .
Coherent Emission from Magnetars
But this is an absurd as one can see in Remark 3.1.
SRB measures for weakly expanding maps
For the sake of absurdity, assume that z ′ ≥ ̺ℓ .
Bounds on the Automata Size for Presburger Arithmetic
If w ′ ∈ S (Gn−2 ) then, as above, {r(e) : s(e) = w ′ } ⊆ Gn−2 , so in particular would give w = r(ei1 ) ∈ Gn−2 , which is absurd.
Purely infinite simple Leavitt path algebras
Proof: We suppose the contrary and reason by absurdity.
An Arzela-Ascoli Theorem for Immersed Submanifolds
This is absurd, and it follows that there exists N such that for n > N , the application ψn : V → Mn is a diffeomorphism onto its image.
An Arzela-Ascoli Theorem for Immersed Submanifolds
Looking at the median running time of an algorithm gives us a more robust measure of complexity, but still a very unsatisfactory one: if an algorithm runs in polynomial time on 70% of the inputs, and in exponential time on 30% of the inputs, it seems absurd to consider it an eﬃcient-on-average algorithm.
Average-Case Complexity
The idea of the proof is a reduction to the absurd: basing on Proposition 5.2, we will assume that ck = dk for k large, obtaining an upper bound on the growth of ck which is in contrast with the lower bound proved in Proposition 6.1.
Perturbation from symmetry and multiplicity of solutions for strongly indefinite elliptic systems
But in the eyes of anyone who is trained in the set-theoretic tradition, such denial might be absurd, since the existence of I (or K) seems to be an obvious consequence of the existence of the set of all real numbers.
Current Mathematics Appears to Be Inconsistent
Hence j ((0, 1)) = z is a positive function on the unit circle, which is absurd.
Open partial isometries and positivity in operator spaces
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