rigamarole

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rigamarole a long and complicated and confusing procedure "all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time"
    • n rigamarole a set of confused and meaningless statements
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Usage

In literature:

So I keep on, and, when I get there, I go through the whole rigamarole with another Frenchman.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Standing stiffly through the whole rigamarole, von Schlichten waited for it to end, as, finally, it did.
"Ullr Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper
Standing stiffly through the whole rigamarole, von Schlichten waited for it to end, as finally it did.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Speak out like a man, and don't give me any more of this tiresome rigamarole.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
Rituals and rigamaroles, and stay here forever.
"Exile from Space" by Judith Merril
The next time she did the rigamarole, back he popped.
"No Strings Attached" by Lester del Rey
An' all bekaze you've hatched out some rigamarole that nobody on the green earth would 'a' thought of but you.
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
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In news:

The continuing health care rigamarole .
It bears wondering just a little about whether Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is actually guilty of a crime, but then again hanging somebody without the usual rigamarole makes things so much easier.
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