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  • I could have just cited the book's title and left it at that, a title written in 18th-century style for whatever reason: "LOSING IT—in which an aging professor laments his shrinking BRAIN, which he flatters himself formerly did him Noble Service, a Plaint, tragi-comical, historical, vengeful, sometimes satirical and thankful in six parts, if his Memory does yet serve."

    Raging Against Aging

  • Having been repeatedly denied a working visa to provide direct aid to Burma (aka Myanmar) as an international relief group (whose name, Operation USA, leaves the tragi-comical government of Burma unenthusiastic about my prowling about their beautiful country looking for health care projects in need of assistance), I travel instead to Mae Sot on the Thailand-Burma border.

    Richard Walden: An Unchanging Burma vs. An Immovable Force for Good

  • But faith, Jack, thou art such a tragi-comical mortal, with thy leaden aspirations at one time, and thy flying hour-glasses and dreaming terrors at another, that, as

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Italian for beginners is a Dogme style film,really cute, funny and, tragi-comical, about a group of "misfits", as play.com describes them, taking an Italian class together.

    A red paper clip for a house?

  • For the first time that night, unreasoning anger mastered him: anger against himself; against the whole tragi-comical scheme of things: against the man whose dead sins he was called upon to expiate in his own living flesh.

    The Great Amulet

  • Of course, in her personal elucidation this tragi-comical history proved altogether unlike what it had been in reality.

    Yama: the pit

  • Ashburton, exclaimed to Carlyle, with a tragi-comical look, Gad

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • The girl's life had presented itself to me as a tragi-comical adventure, the saddest thing on earth, slipping between frank laughter and unabashed tears.

    Chance A Tale in Two Parts

  • Marmion's three plays, of which the best known is _The Antiquary_, are fair but not excessively favourable samples of the favourite play of the time, a rather broad humour-comedy, which sometimes conjoined itself with, and sometimes stood aloof from, either a romantic and tragi-comical story or a downright tragedy.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • What a tragi-comical arrangement it is that in this world of ours everybody is laughing at everybody else!

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

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