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Sample sentences for the GRE study word preposterous

preposterous can be used as a adj

1."'Some preposterous practical joke,' said he. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
2.But Tommy nourished another and a preposterous dream. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
3."It does seem a very preposterous way of settling a dispute.. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4.He touched the spring of his repeater, to correct this most preposterous clock. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
5.Wopsle's great-aunt's room, my education under that preposterous female terminated. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
6.And both preposterous therefore, not 'good lord.. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
7.Utterly preposterous as his cravat was, and as his collars were, I was conscious of a sort of dignity in the look. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
8.The first is the making of Pycroft write a declaration by which he entered the service of this preposterous company. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9.our natures would conduct us to most preposterous conclusions. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

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