"What an idiot," she whispered under her breath.
During this time he produced his Essay on Projects (1698), containing suggestions on banks, road-management, friendly and insurance societies of various kinds, idiot asylums, bankruptcy, academies, military colleges, high schools for women, &c. It displays Defoe's lively and lucid style in full vigour, and abounds with ingenious thoughts and apt illustrations, though it illustrates also the unsystematic character of his mind.
He was an idiot to fall for Lilith.
A law enacted in 1909 forbids a marriage in which either of the parties is a common drunkard, habitual criminal, epileptic, imbecile, feeble-minded person, idiot or insane person, a person who has been afflicted with hereditary insanity, a person who is afflicted with pulmonary tuberculosis in its advanced stages, or a person who is afflicted with any contagious venereal disease, unless the woman is at least forty-five years of age.
"I'm not the idiot she takes me for," Speck said, looking from the screen door Iggy slammed closed to Dusty.
I'm not the idiot he took me for when he assigned a certain baby angel to my guardianship.
The demon was an idiot, too unaccustomed to politics or negotiating to understand how to get what it wanted without revealing what that was.
The king himself was indeed a semi-idiot, scarce responsible for his actions, yet his was the era of such striking personalities as the brilliant charlatan Struensee, the great philanthropist and reformer C. D.
They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
"Idiot!" she screamed at her brother and, running to a chair, threw herself on it, sobbing so violently that she could not stop for a long time.
Idiot! shouted Pierre, abusing his coachman--a thing he rarely did.
But besides this, even if, admitting the remaining minimum of freedom to equal zero, we assumed in some given case--as for instance in that of a dying man, an unborn babe, or an idiot--complete absence of freedom, by so doing we should destroy the very conception of man in the case we are examining, for as soon as there is no freedom there is also no man.
"Bring it, idiot," she replied, unfazed.
The idea of the idiot raping her infuriated him.
"You're outnumbered, idiot," one of the others snapped.
Well, hadn't she called him a stupid idiot the day he took her swimming?
Macaulay's prediction that the interest in the man would supersede that in his "Works" seemed and seems likely enough to justify itself; but his theory that the man alone mattered and that a portrait painted by the hand of an inspired idiot was a true measure of the man has not worn better than the common run of literary propositions.
Afraid of the 'minister' as that idiot Alpatych called him this morning?