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At the airport, it felt preposterous to obey the social-distancing signs throughout the terminal, only to be squashed like standing sardines once we all got on the plane.Grandma hugs beat out piña coladas for our pandemic-era spring break|Petula Dvorak|April 8, 2021|Washington Post
The union’s chairman, Gregg Pemberton, called “preposterous” what he dubbed the report’s recurring theme that policing is harmful.Group seeking to reinvent policing in District calls for sweeping changes|Peter Hermann|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
Using sound to decode brain activity might seem preposterous, but ultrasound has had quite the run in medicine.How Scientists Used Ultrasound to Read Monkeys’ Minds|Shelly Fan|March 30, 2021|Singularity Hub
Do not fall into the old political trap of shading what the person says to make it seem preposterous or evil.Fighting With a Family Member Over Politics? Try These 4 Steps|Belinda Luscombe|February 19, 2021|Time
The story I’d worked up, complete with a love strong enough to transcend this deadly pandemic, started to seem preposterous.
Some cough up preposterous jury awards, while others lay bare the egregious failures of the criminal justice system.
I am genuinely curious if any of the preposterous ramifications of what he is saying even occur to Kennedy.
I found the whole idea so preposterous I even Tweeted about it.Celiac or Not, Gluten Free Dish Soap Is Ridiculous|Russell Saunders|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 1994, the league slugging percentage was a preposterous .424, the highest since 1930.
“Trying to patch the current system is preposterous and destined for failure,” said Dr. Damania.The Health-Care System Is So Broken, It’s Time for Doctors to Strike|Daniela Drake|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he made it most emphatically clear that the thing Alessandro had asked was not only out of the question, but preposterous.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
And I, for one, absolutely decline to believe in this preposterous story of his about a bull-dog.
He knew his world too well to make preposterous mental demands upon it.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
For this was the preposterous nature of the imposition, and she claimed to have given birth to no less than eighteen of them.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
Her hope had been to escape loneliness, but with this preposterous secret, she was lonelier than she had ever been before.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird