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  • r  so as to arouse or deserve laughter

  • It was the top prize-winner at Cannes last May, though, preposterously, it was not Oscar-nominated for best foreign-language film.
  • Poshlost is something preposterously overdone but without self-knowledge or irony.
  • The Cooper S is almost as preposterously cute as its gutsy little '60s forebear.

  • Jeremy Paxman in Glasgow Sunday Mail
    Paxman wrote: "Although it came from one of the prince's friends, it seems so preposterously extravagant as to be unbelievable. And yet so many jaw-dropping stories have emerged of the way in which his household is run that it can sound credible."
  • Frank Rich in
    Rich calls her "preposterously unprepared to run the country."
  • James McManus in Bookslut
    While struggling with his second wife's sudden desire to have children and his own desire not to "mess it up" the second time around, McManus writes, "High in the mountains that Halloween Eve, with preposterously excellent moonlight...

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