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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOOLISH

Your brother was foolish enough to leave his boat in Rushton's care.

Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.

Jeff cleared his throat and looked about with foolish importance.

But God must be able to let them know what foolish creatures they are, majie!

Above all, shun the snares of women, for they are ever set for the foolish feet of the young.

Even had he not been bound by his promise to Sidney, flight would have been foolish.

The French are as the foolish virgins, and trust ofttimes to chance.

We must prevent this foolish marriage which he has got into his head, from taking place.

I cried out, and in a foolish effort to save him, I must have let go of the ledge to which I clung.

I seemed face to face with some foolish, grinning masque of horror.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from fool (n.) + -ish. Related: Foolishly; foolishness. Old English words for this were dysig, stunt, dol.

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