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A miracle in the sense of a contravention of natural laws an absurdity.

It is not the doctors themselves that he takes off, but the absurdity of medicine.

The idea of making the world better and happier is to them an absurdity.

Are you not yet able to measure the height of absurdity to which your doctrine leads?'

Adams leaned back in his chair as though her absurdity had eased his mind.

It was that he was a blockhead, and had no idea of the absurdity that he was committing.

This was the height of absurdity, for I had said nothing of the sort.

The absurdity of it struck her and she began to laugh almost inaudibly.

Not that there is any absurdity in the attempt to frame a notion of justice apart from circumstances.

One instance will suffice to show the absurdity of the rules.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French absurdité, from Late Latin absurditatem (nominative absurditas) "dissonance, incongruity," noun of state from Latin absurdus "out of tune;" figuratively "incongruous, silly, senseless," from ab-, intensive prefix, + surdus "dull, deaf, mute" (see susurration).

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