Thesaurus / simpleton
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
There's some vile plot laid against Howard, but if he doesn't come clean out of it with flying colors, call me a simpleton.
Then he pinched Betsy's ear in his usual familiar fashion, saying as he did so, "Saucy simpleton!"
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
Don't talk to me as if I were a simpleton—with your own false simplifications!
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
And you ought to have kept me from making such a simpleton of myself, Edward.
THE SLEEPING CARWILLIAM D. HOWELLS
The credulous simpleton already saw himself beheaded and wept in anticipation over the fate of his family.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
"But she is almost as great a simpleton herself, I think," continued she, observing that the tears stood in Belinda's eyes.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
To Buckingham and Company the idea of governing such a "simpleton," and thus ingratiating themselves with the King, was enticing.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
If ye hadn't had the misfortune to be born an obstinate simpleton ye'd ha' been up and about six weeks back.
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
If you had known what a simpleton I was, and how hateful I had been about some things at home, you would never have invited me.
ESTER RIED YET SPEAKINGISABELLA ALDEN
WORDS RELATED TO SIMPLETON
- dumb ox
- easy mark
- fair game
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