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Example Sentences for "absurd"

It's absurd to suggest that tax cuts for the rich will somehow benefit the poorThe idea that we can prevent war by preparing for war seems absurd to me.

It's absurd to suggest that tax cuts for the rich will somehow benefit the poor.

Housing prices in this city are getting absurdly high! No one can afford to buy a house anymore.

I think it's absurd that your boss expected you to work overtime for free.

It is absurd for students to think that they can choose their own level in their second language program.

People expect to pay absurdly low prices for their food, so farmers have a hard time making a reasonable profit.

The student gave an absurd excuse to his instructor for missing his exam, saying that he had to go out to the pub with his buddies to celebrate a friend's birthday.

The government's plan to pay farmers not to grow wheat to reduce production and protect prices is simply absurd.

The absurdity of the situation made her burst out laughing.

Oliver Goldsmith once suggested that every absurdity has a champion to defend it.

Georges Duhamel once said, I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.

A French proverb notes that what makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.

Voltaire once remarked that doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Ellen Glasgow once said, Though it sounds absurd, it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty.

Elizabeth Goudge once noted that most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.

I think it's absurd to spank one child as punishment for hitting another child.

Bob Geldof has noted that to die of want in a world of surplus is not only intellectually absurd, but is also morally repulsive.


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