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How to use tomfoolery in a sentence

I ought to be above feeling annoyed at this tomfoolery—but these conjuring fellows go too far.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 93, SEPTEMBER 24, 1887VARIOUS
I ain't goin' to listen to any tomfoolery, and I ain't goin' to have anybody dictatin' to me about my own business.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
That comes of no tomfoolery in eating, and a good regular brushing night and morning.
IN A GERMAN PENSIONKATHERINE MANSFIELD
We are in a civilized land here, and we cant have tomfoolery of this kind.
ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMESA. CONAN DOYLE
And for the other tomfoolery, pretending to search premises: Cope has a warrant?
BACK O' THE MOONOLIVER ONIONS
Then, says I, for I was mad, where in hell did you think up all this ghostly tomfoolery?
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELFNORMAN DUNCAN
Use it for your musical tomfoolery if you insist, and then—get what living you can.'
THE GREY WIG: STORIES AND NOVELETTESISRAEL ZANGWILL
He only despised tomfoolery more emphatically than his neighbours.
THE LIFE OF SIR JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN, BART., K.C.S.I.SIR LESLIE STEPHEN
His opinion is that life is too serious a business for tomfoolery and far too tragic for needless ostentation of sentiment.
THE LIFE OF SIR JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN, BART., K.C.S.I.SIR LESLIE STEPHEN
This is not the time for tomfoolery; we want men who will keep a tight hand over us, and make us into fair soldiers.
A GIRL OF THE COMMUNEGEORGE ALFRED HENTY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TOMFOOLERY

  • badinage
  • banter
  • derision
  • drollery
  • escapade
  • frolic
  • horseplay
  • jest
  • jesting
  • joke
  • jollification
  • jollity
  • kidding
  • laughter
  • merriment
  • mirth
  • mockery
  • mummery
  • nonsense
  • pleasantry
  • practical joke
  • raillery
  • scorn
  • teasing
  • tomfoolery
  • trifling
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