The ludicrous state of solid geometry made me pass over this branch.
A rogue alive to the ludicrous is still convertible.If that sense is lost, his fellow-men can do little for him.1876 Letters and Social Aims,'The Comic'.
All male animals, including men, when they are in love, are apt to behave in ways that seem ludicrous to bystanders.francis galton
[Their foremost task] ... is to denounce the violence on which the present system is based, and all the evil — material and spiritual — this entails for the masses of menu throughout the world.... So long as we are not dealing honestly and adequately with this ninety percent of our problem, there is something ludicrous, and perhaps hypocritical, about our concern over the ten percent of violence employed by the rebels against oppression.a. j. muste
Why, exactly, are scientists supposed to accord “respect” to a bunch of ancient fables that are not only ludicrous on their face, but motivate so much opposition to science?jerry coyne
They, the conservatives, are the real outsides, they tell us, gazing with disgust upon the ludicrous manners of the high and mighty. Or, they tell us, they are rough-and-ready proles, laughing along with us at the efforts of our social "betters" to reform and improve us. That they are often, in fact, people of privilege doing their utmost to boost the fortunes of a political party that is the traditional tool of the privileged is a contradiction that does not trouble them.thomas frank
He is the first of our writers whose style is cloathed with that perspicuity, in which the English phraseology appears at this day to an English reader…Whether his subject be the life of a hermit or a hero, of saint Austin or Guy earl of Warwick, ludicrous or legendary, religious or romantic, a history or an allegory, he writes with facility.john lydgate
Childish and altogether ludicrous is what you yourself are and all philosophers; and if a grown-up man like me spends fifteen minutes with fools of this kind, it is merely a way of passing the time. I've now got more important things to do. Goodbye!Arthur Schopenhauer
Thus, though I dislike to differ with such a great man, Voltaire was simply ludicrous when he said that if god did not exist it would be necessary to invent him. The human invention of god is the problem to begin with.christopher hitchens
There is no idea , no fact , which could not be vulgarized and presented in a ludicrous light.Fyodor Dostoevsky, in "Mr. —nov and the Question of Art" Polnoye Sobraniye Sochinyeni [Complete Collected Works] (1895), Vol. 9
The negroes are lovers of ludicrous actions, and hence all their ceremonies seem farcical.isaac d'israeli
The Diggbats didn’t like it one bit that they were being prevented from stealing copyrighted material ... Kevin Rose has surrendered to the mob, and posted the code at his own blog, with a ludicrous explanation that amounts to endorsing the thugs ... You either respect the concept of intellectual property, or you don’t."charles foster johnson
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