manifestly absurd

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  • To a stranger this practice seems so manifestly absurd that he can hardly conceive it possible that a government service should be conducted on such terms. Cited from North America, Vol. 2, by Anthony Trollope
  • Such an idea would be too manifestly absurd. Cited from God's Good Man, by Marie Corelli
  • It is manifestly absurd to say we have no right to interfere in his country, but have a right to interfere in his home. Cited from The New Jerusalem, by G. K. Chesterton
  • It is manifestly absurd when applied to the British Empire. Cited from Recent Developments in European Thought, by Various
  • Many inaccurate stories have been told of my brief married life, and I have never contradicted them -- they were so manifestly absurd. Cited from The Story of My Life, by Ellen Terry
  • It was the fashion in certain quarters to declare that it killed him, but this was manifestly absurd. Cited from Daniel Webster, by Henry Cabot Lodge
  • To call it the master tissue is manifestly absurd, when it can only be the diplomatic constitutional monarch of the system. Cited from The Glands Regulating Personality, by Louis Berman, M.D
  • Charges of this kind have the peculiar advantage that even when disproved or shown to be manifestly absurd, they leave a stain behind them. Cited from Caesar: A Sketch, by James Anthony Froude
  • To remain where I was was manifestly absurd. Cited from Edgar Huntly, by Charles Brockden Brown
  • The thing was so manifestly absurd, he told himself with conviction, that it was not worth a second thought, but this did not prevent him from thinking of it again and again. Cited from The Ghost Ship, by Richard Middleton
  • As to his being scared, the idea was manifestly absurd. Cited from The Cruise of the Cachalot, by Frank T. Bullen
  • It would be manifestly absurd to guess at the reason. Cited from The Land of Footprints, by Stewart Edward White #4
  • Besides, the accounts that one reads in the newspapers are manifestly absurd and exaggerated. Cited from The Sowers, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • Matthew Arnold yearned for a time in which the manifestly absurd would be abandoned. Cited from The Open Secret of Ireland, by T. M. Kettle
  • This, too, is manifestly absurd; because one thing can not receive its existence from another thing without some dependence on this other; and a thing must necessarily exist in order to give birth to another. Cited from Superstition In All Ages (1732), by Jean Meslier
  • We don't think of attributing to Dickens the multiform oddities which he pictures with such power, it being manifestly absurd to do so. Cited from A Study Of Hawthorne, by George Parsons Lathrop
  • If the comparison was not manifestly absurd, I would liken that remembered sky's pale color to the look of blue plush rubbed the wrong way. Cited from The Cords of Vanity, by James Branch Cabell
  • To pretend these two emotions moved on the same plane and could counter-balance one another, was manifestly absurd; but that did not affect the essence of the question. Cited from Deadham Hard, by Lucas Malet
  • To judge of their propriety by our standard is manifestly absurd; and to make great allowances for the state of society is, in cases of extreme variation, obviously necessary. Cited from Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I, by F. A. Cox
  • Now, this is manifestly absurd, inasmuch as private houses stand at the head of the list, and it is well known that they are the safest from fire of all kinds of tenements. Cited from Fires and Firemen, Anon.
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