The translations of absurd from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «absurd» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABSURD» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about absurd
10 QUOTES WITH «ABSURD»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word absurd.
George Pierce Baker
In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
Sometimes I say to myself, what are you doing in this absurd job? Why don't you go to Africa and help people? But I cannot help people, because I am a hypochondriac.
I became intrigued with colour theory. The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute, a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season, amused me.
My husband does so many romantic things for me, it's absurd.
So the actual privilege is that you can then take time off - and if you don't, you're a fool. You're earning all this money to support children whom you then don't see, which is absurd.
Miguel de Cervantes
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Luc de Clapiers
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God, because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the existence of the air or wind, because we cannot see it.
I remember when the idea of living to be 40 seemed absurd.
We want to pigeonhole things and people, but it is absurd to regard me just as a furry wig-and-britches actor.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABSURD»
Discover the use of absurd in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to absurd and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
The Absurd in Literature
Neil Cornwell presents a study of the absurd, covering fiction and theatre.
Neil Cornwell, 2006
The Specter of the Absurd: Sources and Criticisms of Modern ...
Crosby (philosophy, Colo.
Donald A. Crosby, 1988
Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd
This book is an attempt to read the totality of Camus's oeuvre as a voyage, in which Camus approaches the fundamental questions of human existence: What is the meaning of life?
Abraham Sagi, 2002
Management of the Absurd
Challenging managers to reexamine their assumptions about effective leadership, a study of organizations and human relations explores thirty paradoxical situations and the impact of effective leadership. Reprint.
Richard Farson, 1997
Growing Up Absurd
In this book, the author assumes that the young really need a more worthwhile world in order to grow up at all, and confronts this real need with the world that they have been getting.
Each of the nearly 100 off-the-wall inventions unearthed for this collection features the detailed patent application illustration and a lively description of the bizarre proposed creation. Need to know when your baby's diaper is dirty?
Ted Vancleave, 2001
Architecture of the absurd: how "genius" disfigured a ...
In this tour of contemporary architecture, John Silber exposes the wilful disdain of \'genius\' architects for their clients, their budgets and the people who live or work inside their creations.
John Silber, 2007
An Absurd Vice: A Biography of Cesare Pavese
With well-balanced affection and blame, it presents a portrait of the prize-winning author of The House on the Hill, Work Wearies, and other books of fiction and poetry, dedicated editor at the Einaudi Publishing House, and renowned ...
Davide Lajolo, 1983
But That's Absurd: A Tall Story Without That Most Common ...
Paul is an ordinary lad who on waking up on an ordinary day, just cannot talk normally, mouthing occasional words but mostly struck dumb.
Gordon John Harrison, 2011
Contemporary American Novelists of the Absurd
Examines the themes and styles of the absurdist novelists Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Thomas Pynchon, and John Barth
Charles H. Harris, Charles B. Harris, 1972
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABSURD»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term absurd is used in the context of the following news items.
WATCH: Carli Lloyd scores absurd goal from midfield in final vs. Japan
Take a bow, Carli Lloyd. A hat trick in 16 minutes is already absurd. Even more absurd when the third goal is from behind the midfield line in the ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
NFF and Keshi | A dance of the absurd
The Nigeria Football Federation played the joker that has been up its sleeve for a long time – they sacked Stephen Keshi for a third time on ... «Premium Times, Jul 15»
Hiassen: Scott vetoes put a knife in absurd projects
A jaw-dropping event occurred behind closed doors in Tallahassee two weeks ago. Gov. Rick Scott actually did something gubernatorial. «Florida Today, Jul 15»
Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, 'Just Lie …
Browse the full Absurd Creature of the Week archive here. Know of an animal you want me to write about? Are you a scientist studying a bizarre ... «Wired, Jul 15»
Bank account compensation cut 'absurd' says top MP
News that millions of bank customers will get £10,000 less compensation in future if their bank goes bust has been criticised as "absurd" by a ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
BOE's 10000-Pound Deposit Guarantee Cut Is Absurd, Tyrie Says
(Bloomberg) -- The Bank of England's decision to lower the deposit guarantee limit by 10,000 pounds ($15,600) is “absurd,” said Andrew Tyrie, ... «San Diego Source, Jul 15»
5 Fan Theories About Back to the Future So Absurd They Might Be …
On July 3, 1985, Michael J. Fox skateboarded into the American imagination as Marty McFly, the guitar-shredding teenage hero of Back to the ... «TIME, Jul 15»
Rafael Nadal calls Wimbledon's no-coaching rule 'absurd'
But others, like the no-coaching rule, are a bit more obscure and, in the opinion of at least one world-class tennis player, outdated and absurd. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
Minto mosque bail case an absurd ruling
... Islamic texts while in prison. This is an absurd and clearly ill-considered decision by the NSW Supreme Court, and it should be abandoned. «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
Absurd to Call Half of Americans Managers: Krueger
Princeton Professor of Economics Alan Krueger discusses overtime pay and the minimum wage in the U.S. He speaks on “Bloomberg ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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