Usage examples for travesty

  1. I cannot but think that the travesty of divine truth that has so long prevailed in the guise of orthodoxy, is responsible to a large extent for the practical infidelity that exists in the Christian world to- day. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. The Propos Rustiques, too, are interesting because they underwent a singular travesty in the next century, and appeared under a new and misleading title. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  3. Conventions, on the other hand, are the very life of the musical drama, which is in its whole scheme a travesty on nature and a violation of dramatic art. – Famous Prima Donnas by Lewis Clinton Strang
  4. Almost ten years ago it was being finished and furnished for the splendid woman in the opposite room, and by a strange travesty of fate he has brought her here to- day. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  5. The Captain waited until the silence was a palpable thing made alive by the rhythmic breathing of the men who were to look upon this new travesty of justice. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  6. The evidence, like the trial, was a travesty of justice. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  7. It would have opened the eyes of some of my readers to the irreconcilable antagonism between the Roman Church and science; but though I translated and summarised my author faithfully, the result had all the appearance of a malicious travesty – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  8. No harm could be done by the broadest burlesque, the most irreverent travesty for these would still leave the ideal untouched. – Short Stories and Essays From "Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells
  9. The majority of the Negro Baptist ministry trained in the schools of the American Baptist Home Mission Society at first adhered to this organization and persisted in using the Sunday school literature of the American Baptist Publication Society, deriding the publication efforts of the Negro Baptists as the greatest travesty on Biblical literature. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  10. If I tried till my death- day, I should never arrive at any thing but a miserable travesty – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  11. It has been a scandal to the medical profession, a source of travesty to judicial procedure and all too often a means of defeating the ends of justice. – The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt by Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood
  12. But it seemed a sad travesty that the mother country should send succor too late. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  13. And in that travesty of liberty, which the whole civilized world may well shudder at, all mercy, pity and toleration are alike scorned. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  14. The people lived from day to day and left their homes not knowing whether they should return to them or whether they should be dragged from the streets and thrown into the dungeons of that travesty of courts, the Revolutionary Committee, more terrible and more bloody than those of the Mediaeval Inquisition. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  15. A Frenchman is the travesty of human nature; every sentiment of his is the parody of what it ought to be. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  16. Though his sentiments may be truly Arabian, his figure, as I have remarked, is a travesty on that of the typical Arabian- the Arab of the boundless and comfortless desert. – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield
  17. The proceedings indeed were, from the legal point of view, a mere travesty of justice. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  18. Well, to realize all that, to feel the degradation of her nature, to lie, sick with exhaustion, on the broken slats of her bed under a ravelled- out travesty of a quilt, and get up morning after morning in an iron winter dark- to experience that in your spirit and put it into durable metal, hard stone- is to hold beauty in your hands. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  19. It had been an unbroken law that Dan should keep out of the shop with his comrades; now he strode forward with an absurd travesty of manliness, and demanded liquor for himself and his friends at his father's hands. – Strangers and Wayfarers by Sarah Orne Jewett
  20. But no man standing where Roberts does to- day among the leaders of a great party can fall into such a pit of shame without weakening the faith of the young and making a travesty of virtue and honor. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green