I would be foolish to let you free within my walls.
He engaged in a foolish and undignified struggle with Crebillon (not fils), a rival set up against him by Madame de Pompadour, but a dramatist who, in part of one play, Rhadamiste et Zenobie, has struck a note of tragedy in the grand Cornelian strain, which Voltaire could never hope to echo.
He not merely did nothing of the kind, but on the contrary he used his power to select the most foolish and ruinous of all the courses open to him.
Tikhon scratched his back with one hand and his head with the other, then suddenly his whole face expanded into a beaming, foolish grin, disclosing a gap where he had lost a tooth (that was why he was called Shcherbaty--the gap-toothed).
She suddenly felt foolish thinking that Guardian, a man trained to kill, wouldn't kill in cold blood or wouldn't succumb to any other vices.
I don't think you're foolish, but I'll leave when I wish and no sooner.
If at this stage of their existence the real ambition of the Transvaal Boers was to found a strong and compact republican state, their conduct in opposing a scheme of union with the Orange Free State was foolish to a degree.
There, also, is the refined and spirited figure of "Cimabue" in mosaic. In Lyndhurst church are mural decorations to the memory of Mr Pepys Cockerell, illustrating "The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins."
Kris said nothing, feeling at once foolish and like he was the child Andre used to chastise for failing to focus on his duties.
Taran knew instinctively what could cause such a reaction from Sirian, and it involved the foolish woman.
The most foolish and discreditable was certainly that of Davies; his unworthy attempt to depreciate the great historian's learning, and his captious, cavilling, acrimonious charges of petty inaccuracies and discreditable falsification gave the object of his attack an easy triumph.
Russell spoke with spirit and dignity in his own defence, and, in especial, vehemently denied that he had ever been party to a design so wicked and so foolish as those of the murder of the king and of rebellion.
By this time Burgers was no longer blinded by _the foolish optimism of a visionary who had woven finespun theories of what an ideal republic might be.
Soc. for 1878, points out that this act meant something to the mob who followed the rebel chief, and was not a piece of foolish acting.
Tell them it would be foolish for me to eat the piglet, because I had sense enough to know it would raise a row if I did.
He began to see how foolish he had been; he thought how terrible it would be to live there without one friend, without one person to whom he could speak.
Of course, once she had convinced everyone else what a foolish move it would be, how was she going to convince herself that she didn't need Brandon in her life?
Oh, I guess I'm just being foolish like Claire says.
For all his sacrifice and devotion to one foolish Tiyan Warlord after another, he had nothing.
In spite of such a foolish ending, his funeral was that of a martyr, and by many of his adherents he has been regarded since with feelings almost of religious devotion.
He saw a good deal of French society, and was himself much admired for his hearty defence of his rival Pitt against a foolish charge of encouraging plots for Napoleon's assassination.
In return for the foolish provocation of war in 146 B.C. the Roman conquerors despoiled Corinth of its art treasures and destroyed the entire settlement: the land was partly made over to Sicyon and partly became public domain.
She showed me how very foolish it would be for me to pursue a four years' course of study at Radcliffe, simply to be like other girls, when I might better be cultivating whatever ability I had for writing.
"Then you don't consider the Emperor Alexander the aggressor?" he asked unexpectedly, with a kindly and foolish smile.
Wouldn't it be foolish to abandon the carefully laid plans that had helped her achieve her goals in the first place?
You're weak and foolish and Gods, if I could find a magic pill that'd knock some sense into you --
Dean knew he was being foolish beyond any measure of reason to venture even the short distance that would allow him to see beyond the overhang.
But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble.
They strut about on the stage of the play like they were very famous actors.
It was a foolish thing to say, given the circumstances, but she was up to her eyeballs with this lingering bad mood.
"Just don't do anything foolish," she cautioned.