Example sentences for: absurd

How can you use “absurd” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • This is a number made absurd by the fact that 1) A 6 percent rise is hardly a tidal wave; 2) in no universe is 45 percent a majority; 3) impeachment hearings are not impeachment; and 4) similar polls registered impeachment support at 24 percent or 14 percent.

  • Peres called the war an "absurd" one that should never have started, but added, "One can't deny that its purpose is fundamentally of a moral character.

  • Critics ignore the absurd premise--a cop (John Travolta) and a villain (Nicolas Cage) each undergoing plastic surgery to look like the other one--and take unabashed delight in the movie's "grandly operatic pulp" (David Ansen, Newsweek ). Reviews credit Woo with giving violence "balletic grace" (Todd McCarthy, Variety ) as well as "moral gravity" (Richard Corliss, Time ). Cage and Travolta are deemed "two of the most daring, physically intuitive, soulful performers on screen" (Ansen).

  • The Usenet group examines every rumor of Clinton scandal--both the possible and the absurd.

  • Take into account improvements in the quality of many other products, and it does not seem at all absurd to say that the material standard of living of that poverty-level family in 1996 is as good as or better than that of the median family in 1950.

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