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Sentences with the noun Absurdity

30 examples:

Twitter is a good example of absurdity.

The absurdity of the situation was almost comical.

Tom decided to live by taking the absurdity of life to its full conclusion.

An absurdity is a statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.

The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.
(David Lynch)

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.
(Marcel Proust)

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
(Albert Camus)

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
(Thomas Hobbes)

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
(Agnes Repplier)

The key is to just embrace the absurdity.
(USA Today - NFL, )

They took to social media to point out the absurdity.
(Fox News - Lifestyle, )

A Sunday afternoon stroll down my high street is a lesson in the absurdity of our trading laws.
(The Independent - Business, )

The latest episode of South Park takes a look at the absurdity of Black Friday and the next-gen console wars.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Charles Ramsey, who rescued three kidnapped women in Cleveland, wants to milk his opportunity but recognizes the absurdity of it.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

The federal treasurer has expressed concern about the absurdity of outcomes the GST distribution system has produced for Western Australia.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

War and humor make strange bedfellows, but in the absurdity of Syria's nearly three-year civil war, one town has made laughter a form of resistance.
(CNN - World News, )

Shows like “Sex Sent Me to the ER” and “Untold Stories of the ER” acknowledge the absurdity of the notion of major surgery as entertainment.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Stock market strategists are forming a tight herd when it comes to forecasting the S&P 500's prospects in 2017, demonstrating the absurdity of this game.
(The Motley Fool in USA Today - Money, )

The Brexit battle reached new levels of absurdity on Wednesday, in a naval face-off on the Thames between rival flotillas commanded by Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and An Unmarried Woman, has died.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

There is no questioning the importance of the US presidential election to the rest of the world, the absurdity of the process and Donald Trump's ability to hog the limelight.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The IJF nodded through the application Russia’s proposed team highlighting the absurdity of the IOC's decision to allow federations to determine who should take part in Rio.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Leicester City's opening Premier League match was ample proof of the absurdity of Rugby World Cup games being played at their stadium rather than nearby rugby stronghold Welford Road.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The outcry began when the Postal Service decided to prune trees by its parking lot in Oakland and five baby herons fell from their nests, but some people say the situation has descended into absurdity.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Perhaps because of either its absurdity or its simplicity, a messaging app called Yo, which doesn’t do much more than send a contact a voice recording of someone saying “Yo,” has gone viral this week.
(Paresh Dave in Los Angeles Times - Technology, )

Activists at the University of Texas protested a law allowing concealed handguns on campuses by carrying sex toys — to “fight absurdity with absurdity.” This video contains explicit language and visuals.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

On today's show, Khail and Ashley wonder where they'd live in the futuristic Ecocapsule, watch a Formula Drift driver steer a real car while using a VR headset and chuckle at the absurdity of a fast food paper tray with a built-in bluetooth keyboard.
(CNET News, )

John Cridland has once again sought to stir the housing pot with a warning of grave consequences for London’s economy if action is not taken to address the absurdity of a house price boom at a time when incomes are still little better than static, if not falling.
(The Independent - Business, )

If New Orleans intends to purge all symbols of the Confederacy, it must take down its famous statue of Andrew Jackson, too, according to a Big Easy professor who says his tongue-in-cheek demand is meant to show the absurdity of measuring historical figures by contemporary standards.
(Fox News - U.S., )


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How can the poor man compete with the real absurdity?
(Daily Mail - News, )

It's a question that appears to reflect the height of Internet absurdity: what color is this dress?
(Fox News - SciTech, )

Other sentences

49 examples:

They say everything's bigger in Texas, and that includes absurdity in law enforcement.

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.

For the past few years, teenagers who imitate overweight american rappers have been walking like inverted pendulums, swinging from left to right, which is the only way forward if you weigh over sixty pounds, but completely ineffective if you are a scrawny teenager weighing half of that, since most of the energy is wasted on side steps, not to mention the sheer absurdity of that swinging gait.

Annihilation is an absurdity in terms.
(Bernard Palissy)

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.
(Napoleon Bonaparte)

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
(Oliver Goldsmith)

There's so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd.
(Frank McCourt)

It is an absurdity that he should rule others who cannot command himself.
(Latin proverb)

Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
(Julio Cortazar)

The privilege of absurdity to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
(Thomas Hobbes)

Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
(Ambrose Bierce)

Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
(Ambrose Bierce)

No amount of manifest absurdity... could deter those who wanted to believe from believing.
(Bernard Levin)

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
(Samuel Johnson)

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
(Samuel Johnson)

A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk.
(Oswald Mosley)

My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
(Martin Short)

The season of free agency is upon us, and with it the season of contractual absurdity.
(Bill Shaikin in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

That, combined with the essential absurdity of it, makes for some good Internet fodder.
(Forbes - Business, )

Some Italians see humor in absurdity of their political fate. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
(CNN - World Business, )

Well, you're going to dissect, I'm just going to enjoy it in all of its glorious absurdity.
(Forbes - Business, )

Tribune Publishing is contemplating absurdity in an effort to resist USA Today publisher Gannett.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Warcraft, both the RTS and the MMO, revels in its own absurdity while still bringing a serious edge.
(Forbes - Business, )

It takes food so very seriously - to the point of absurdity - and I wouldn't change a thing about it.
(Christopher Hooton in The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

It’s time to treat seven months of prolonged nonsense with the proper level of absurdity it deserves.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

From inauspicious beginnings, this year's Open demonstrated that golf's absurdity can also be its strength, says Ben Dirs.
(BBC Sport, )

By 7:30 p.m., five hours and 47 minutes after this absurdity of a game started, the sun had already set behind Petco Park.
(Los Angeles Times - Football, )

To reach the level of absurdity that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay regularly attain, they have to be particularly open-minded.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

Open your arms and embrace the absurdity that is National Hug Day with a series of nerdy and high-tech hugs from the geek world.
(CNET News, )

From inauspicious beginnings, the 144th Open Championship demonstrated that golf's absurdity can also be its strength, says Ben Dirs.
(BBC Sport, )

So I knew he was good – but I had no idea that he was funny, cheeky and equally as capable of glorious absurdity as Slavic profundity.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Playing a role as the voice of ships in distress for nautical trainees gives an American living in China a sense of absurdity, and acceptance.
(The New York Times - Business, )

A government agency staged the reading of the terms and conditions of 30 downloadable apps to point out their absurdity and possible illegality.
(The New York Times - Business, )

With his busby-mullet, tattoos, graffiti’d restaurant and dishes that verge on absurdity, Michelin-starred Michael O’Hare is quite the radical.
(John WALSH in The Independent - Food & Drink, )

In spite of the absurdity, Congress and state-level securities regulators have been reluctant to relax regulation of business sales between owner/operators.
(Todd Ganos, Contributor in Forbes - Business, )

The absurdity, awkwardness and hilarity of modern life is fuel for Baroness von Sketch Show, an irreverent, all-female sketch comedy series debuting Tuesday.
(CBC News in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

But the mantle of absurdity in dating folklore might now belong to a Los Angeles-area man, and it's for where his online flame turned up -- behind his mantel.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Bill Cosby's attorney Marty Singer says rape allegations against the comedian have "escalated past the point of absurdity" and blames the media for the furor.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

With a title that sounds standard but turns out to be specific, "One Week and a Day" keeps an impeccable balance between absurdity and sadness, comedy and heartbreak.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Known to fans as control-freak Jane on the much-loved yet little-watched sitcom Happy Endings, Eliza Coupe knows how to straddle the line between comedy and absurdity.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

RK Laxman was an acclaimed Indian cartoonist, creator of the innocuous character the Common Man, who held up a mirror to the absurdity and stupidity of Indian politicians.
(The Independent - People, )

An eccentric pair of diabolical machines – one by Olga Koumoundouros, the other by Eric Wesley – seem to propose technological absurdity as an inevitable outcome of modern life.
(Christopher Knight in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

The 2015 Video Music Awards will, rightfully, be best remembered as a fiery train wreck where casualties, chest-clutching awkwardness and "oh no they didn't" absurdity were in abundance.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Translated by John Hodgson, Kadare's depiction of the terrible reach of the authoritarian state is executed with an elegant combination of horror, absurdity, indignation, and other-worldliness.
(Matthew Adams in The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

The Environmental Audit Committee at Westminster has branded the use of unrecyclable plastic wrappers on drinks bottles ‘an absurdity’, with 700,000 plastic bottles going to waste each day.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

In the game of high-stakes absurdity that Egypt is playing in the trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, Tuesday's proceedings must surely represent 'peak farce'.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

In the game of high-stakes absurdity that Egypt is playing in the trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, Tuesday’s proceedings must surely represent 'peak farce'.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

In the wide world of absurdity, the college football national championship game -- played at University of Phoenix Stadium, presented by AT&T and broadcast on ESPN -- will kick off 8:30 PM tonight: a time slot that requires Clemson University's purported "student-athletes" to miss two days of classes even though they are not paid for their participation.
(Forbes - Education, )

From its comic title to the wistful smile that accompanies its over-too-soon last shot, Roy Andersson's delightfully odd "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" finds the Swedish master of comic absurdity feeling downright generous, perched at a comfortable enough distance from this coterie of sad sacks and lonelyhearts to recognize the humor in such painful subjects as mortality, aging, unpaid debts and unrequited love.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

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