Usage examples for ludicrousness

  1. It is most comical to see stout, florid, solid- looking merchants, missionaries, male and female, fashionably- dressed ladies, armed with card cases, Chinese compradores, and Japanese peasant men and women flying along Main Street, which is like the decent respectable High Street of a dozen forgotten country towns in England, in happy unconsciousness of the ludicrousness of their appearance; racing, chasing, crossing each other, their lean, polite, pleasant runners in their great hats shaped like inverted bowls, their incomprehensible blue tights, and their short blue over- shirts with badges or characters in white upon them, tearing along, their yellow faces streaming with perspiration, laughing, shouting, and avoiding collisions by a mere shave. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  2. They convey many an earnest lesson in life, even while causing the reader to shake his sides at the ludicrousness of the picture drawn. – Doesticks, What He Says by Q. K. Philander Doesticks