preposterously

All Adverb
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  • She had taken the most preposterously long time to put Richard to bed. Cited from The Judge, by Rebecca West
  • She was always ready to give the family case away -- to give everything away, preposterously. Cited from Lady Connie, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • About six years ago, London became again most preposterously musical. Cited from Memoirs of Popular Delusions V1, by Charles MacKay
  • It's all on such a preposterously big scale now. Cited from The Brimming Cup, by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • They were shown into what the boy must have considered -- if he considered anything at all just then -- a preposterously small room. Cited from Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Well, that doesn't seem so preposterously difficult does it? Cited from Touch and Go, by D. H. Lawrence
  • But we now preposterously compute not the years we have studied, but the years we have lived. Cited from The Training of a Public Speaker, by Grenville Kleiser
  • He either neglected to attack these ships or attempted it preposterously. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. I, Part E, by David Hume
  • And in everything he said and did he was almost preposterously unreserved. Cited from The Way of Ambition, by Robert Hichens
  • "How preposterously you talk, my dear friend!" said he. Cited from Confessions of A Justified Sinner, by James Hogg
  • Where you got your preposterously exaggerated idea of the value of text-book science I am at a loss to understand. Cited from Queed, by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Perhaps because in some ways it did resemble his own, that face was more preposterously nonhuman. Cited from The Time Traders, by Andre Norton
  • In the mean time, if you are serious about a position, I may, preposterously enough, set you in the way of it. Cited from The Beautiful Lady, by Booth Tarkington
  • They offered that the material might even have been comedic but for it being "preposterously heavy-handed".
  • As a result, by the end of the season, episodes would be nearly entirely paid for, and would come in at preposterously low figures.
  • That Elizabeth should ever marry anybody but me was preposterously impossible, no matter what she or anybody said. Cited from The Making of an American, by Jacob A. Riis
  • They had one daughter, to whom they devoted themselves -- preposterously, their friends thought; but for twenty years, they were three happy people together. Cited from Lady Connie, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Then I observed that myself had preposterously deceived me, that it wasn't like that at all. Cited from The Pool in the Desert, Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • The reader may be curious to know by what means Mr. Astor became so preposterously rich. Cited from Famous Americans of Recent Times, by James Parton
  • But her limbs were trembling again, and her eyes seemed preposterously large as they stared up at him from the white face. Cited from The Devil's Garden, by W. B. Maxwell
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