It had been foolish to climb into the car with him.
It was a foolish thing to say.
Perhaps it was a foolish thing to do.
No, you're just foolish enough to jump from the buggy.
While Dean felt foolish, he couldn't help feeling a tickle of pleasure as hundreds of people clapped and cheered as they passed.
He does not discuss the possibility of successful resistance to the Chaldeans; he simply assumes that the attempt is foolish and wicked, and, like other prophets, he identifies his political programme with the will of God.
She is the one from Surry and her name is listed as Elizabeth in the phone book but they call her Betty, or Becky or some foolish diminutive.
I would be foolish to let you free within my walls.
She hadn't been foolish; she'd been desperate.
Maybe we're acting precipitously; as foolish as a kindergartener doing tumble saults.
Foolish Edith, Dean thought as he returned to his room.
And thou art more foolish and unreasonable than a little child, who, playing with the parts of a skillfully made watch, dares to say that, as he does not understand its use, he does not believe in the master who made it.
Can you hear me? she called, feeling foolish when nothing happened.
It was a foolish thing to do and he didn't like it.
"I won't answer such a foolish question," asserted Eureka, with a snarl.
Hadn't she been supportive of Brandon when he made his foolish move of dropping out of college?
One clue following another until we are together and I rid myself of your foolish games and inconvenient interruptions.
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.
And--pardon me for the foolish question--but, are you all invisible?
Past the fencing was a sandy stretch where the landmines awaited those foolish enough to cross.
Don't put words in my mouth - or foolish thoughts in your head.
"Foolish human," Rhyn said more quietly.
It was a foolish thing to bring up.
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.
How foolish she is!
Cynthia finished her wedding pronouncement by tossing out a comment about her foolish son considering delaying the final year of his education to play professional baseball, a decision against which she and Rose Calvia planned to exert a full court press.
I don't think you're foolish, but I'll leave when I wish and no sooner.
It was a foolish thing to say, given the circumstances, but she was up to her eyeballs with this lingering bad mood.
Wouldn't it be foolish to abandon the carefully laid plans that had helped her achieve her goals in the first place?
What a foolish creature you are!
Alex wouldn't think it was foolish or childish.
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.
Here Rehoboam made the foolish speech which kindled the revolt of the N.
Oh, I guess I'm just being foolish like Claire says.
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?
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.
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.
Taran knew instinctively what could cause such a reaction from Sirian, and it involved the foolish woman.
You've done many foolish things, kiri, but stepping between me and a vamp is a first.
Most important, did he ever suspect her foolish thoughts?
"Foolish woman!" he snapped, and pushed her away.
"Don't be foolish," advised the Tin Woodman, "or you may be sorry for it."
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."
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.
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.
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).
Are you that foolish to travel when you shouldn't? he goaded.
Formerly in Anna Pavlovna's presence, Pierre had always felt that what he was saying was out of place, tactless and unsuitable, that remarks which seemed to him clever while they formed in his mind became foolish as soon as he uttered them, while on the contrary Hippolyte's stupidest remarks came out clever and apt.
"Just don't do anything foolish," she cautioned.
A foolish attempt was made to claim his retreat as a victory, but the allies were too severely damaged to attempt an attack on the Dutch during the rest of the year.
"None of us has had breakfast," said the boy; "and in a time of danger like this it's foolish to talk about eating."
But I am a prince, and it is foolish for princes to waste their time with such things.
Those who tried to understand the general course of events and to take part in it by self-sacrifice and heroism were the most useless members of society, they saw everything upside down, and all they did for the common good turned out to be useless and foolish--like Pierre's and Mamonov's regiments which looted Russian villages, and the lint the young ladies prepared and that never reached the wounded, and so on.
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.
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.
The two personages - the "old and foolish king" and the "poor and wise youth" - have been supposed (by Winckler) to be Antiochus Epiphanes (175-164 B.C.) and Demetrius (162-150 B.C.), or (by Haupt) Antiochus and the impostor Alexander Balas (150-146 B.C.), or (by others) Demetrius and Alexander; in favour of Alexander as the "youth" it may be said that he was of obscure origin, was at first popular, and was later abandoned by his friends.
"How foolish!" said Ethelbald.
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.
He is succeeded by a foolish shepherd, who neglects his flock and lets it go to ruin.
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.
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.
She suddenly felt foolish for believing David Kingsly.
She then added, with a hint of silly smile, "Foolish me."
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.
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.
You're weak and foolish and Gods, if I could find a magic pill that'd knock some sense into you --
Kris said nothing, feeling at once foolish and like he was the child Andre used to chastise for failing to focus on his duties.
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.
It would be foolish, nay, rash, to deny its importance."
He is foolish as the madman who pulls down the roof-tree of his house upon himself.
The wild and foolish agitation on this question only served to confirm the impression that the Egyptians were not yet fit to govern themselves.
To the last he endeavoured to avoid a rupture with France even if he broke with Sweden; but he could not restrain for ever the foolish impetuosity of his own sovereign, Christian V., and his fall in the beginning of 1676 not only, as he had foreseen, involved Denmark in an unprofitable war, but, as his friend and disciple, Jens Juel, well observed, relegated her henceforth to the humiliating position of an international catspaw.
foolish to imagine that God will never intervene to judge.
Waste was foolish at best and in some societies, sinful.
You'll find poems about a straying boyfriend, yearning for love, foolish mistakes, and the power of attraction.
With so much focus on popularity, many teens are willing to do a lot to be popular, no matter how foolish.
You'll likely look back at your hidden friendships as foolish.
What felt comfortable only moments ago now seemed bold and foolish.
"You're a very brave little girl," Cynthia sighed, "even if what you did was foolish."
She suddenly found these thoughts foolish.
were childishly wayward and capriciously autocratic; both were recklessly indifferent to the feelings, convictions and wishes of those around them; both took a passionate interest in the minutiae of military affairs; as Peter had conceived a boundless admiration for Frederick the Great, so Paul conceived a similar admiration for Napoleon, and both suddenly reversed the national policy to suit this feeling; both were singularly blind to the consequences of their foolish conduct; and both fell victims to court conspiracies which could be in some measure justified, or at least excused, on patriotic grounds.
Weak, foolish and dissolute, she made her reign one long scandal, which reduced the kingdom to the lowest depths of degradation.
In 1829 he defeated a foolish attempt of the Spaniards to reassert their authority in Mexico.
When, however, Ferdinand was elected king of Aragon, and the regency remained in the hands of the king's mother, Constance, daughter of John of Gaunt, a foolish and dissolute woman, Alvaro became a very important person.
Passing from Moleschott to Lyell's view of the evolution of the earth's crust and later to Darwin's theory of natural selection and environment, he reached the general inference that, not God but evolution of matter, is the cause of the order of the world; that life is a combination of matter which in favourable circumstances is spontaneously generated; that there is no vital principle, because all forces, non-vital and vital, are movements; that movement and evolution proceed from life to consciousness; that it is foolish for man to believe that the earth was made for him, in the face of the difficulties he encounters in inhabiting it; that there is no God, no final cause, no immortality, no freedom, no substance of the soul; and that mind, like light or heat, electricity or magnetism, or any other physical fact, is a movement of matter.
No one will be so foolish or so unjust as to hold Leo XIII.
foolish!), a man of Judah whose son was a member of David's bodyguard.
The Swiss authorities had imprisoned some foolish royalists of Neuchfttel, in which the house of Hohenzollern had never resigned its rights.
The idea that Alfred, during his retreat at Athelney, was a helpless fugitive rests upon the foolish legend of the cakes.
Therefore he seems to me a very foolish man, and very wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish and long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear.
At the commencement, the system caused serious irritation amongst the commercial classes, to which point was given by foolish and, in some cases, amusing errors made by the censors.
A revolutionary conspiracy among the officers of the guard, and a foolish plot to kidnap him on his way to the congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, are said to have shaken the foundations of his Liberalism.
It draws few students from foreign parts, 2 where the local schools are of the poorest kind, except in India (thanks to a British government) and perhaps in Constantinople., Bokhara was once a chief seat of learning, but is now so sunk in narrow fanaticism that its eighty madrasas (medresses) with their 5000 students only turn out a bigoted and foolish clergy (V5.mbery).
The man of the world who had cultivated it in his youth regarded it in riper years as a foolish pedantry, or at best as a propaedeutic exercise; while the serious student, necessarily preferring that form of disputation which recognized truth as the end of this, as of other intellectual processes, betook himself to one or other of the philosophies of the revival.
But, however foolish in his credulity, he still made his strong hand felt both in France and in Italy, remaining to the last "the terrible king."
`Isa, tried to check this foolish expenditure, but his efforts were more than counterbalanced by the vizier Ibn abi'l-Forat and the court.
Llewelyn was, however, foolish enough to lose the results of this very favourable treaty by intriguing with the de Montfort family, and in 1273 he became betrothed to Eleanor de Montfort, the old Earl's only daughter, a piece of political folly which may possibly in some degree account for Edward's harsh treatment of the Welsh prince.
During this period there was desultory fighting with the Indians; there was a long boundary dispute with the Argentine, settled in 1880; and in 1865 Chilean sympathy with Peru in a quarrel with Spain led to a foolish war with Spain.
On his way to Norfolk he stopped at Lyford in Berkshire, where he preached on the 14th of July and the following day, yielding to the foolish importunity of some pious women.
Contrary to his expectations Darnley did not receive the crown matrimonial, and his foolish and haughty behaviour, his vicious habits, and his boisterous companions did not improve matters.
In September of the same year his physical malady reached a crisis, from which he emerged a helpless wreck, with faculties paralysed rather than destroyed - "He never talked nonsense or said a foolish thing."
For some hasty words, amplified by the doubtful evidence of treacherous retainers,, ,~t together with a foolish charge of dabbling with astro~t~e ~n logers, the heir of the royal line ~ Thomas of Woodstock duke of had been tried and executed with scandalous haste.
of male heirs to the crownfor after many years of wedlock with Catherine of Aragon Henrys sole issue was one sickly daughterhe had been foolish enough to remark that if anything should happen to the king he himself was close in succession to the crown.
But an impatient outburst of the insurgents and a foolish attempt to seize hull and Scarborough gave Henry an excuse for repudiating the concessions made in his name.
Foolish as the sermon was, it was but the reflection of folly which was widely spread amongst the rude a~d less educated classes.
The meeting at Edinburgh of a convention of delegates of the associated friends of the people, at which some foolish and exaggerated language was used, was followed by the trial of Thomas Muir, a talented young advocate whose brilliant defence did not save him from a sentence of fourteen years transportation (August 30, 1793), while seven years transportation was the punishment of the Rev. T.
action, he had personal motives for thwarting the tsar of Russia; for the latter potentate had been foolish enough, in recognizing the second empire, to address its sovereign as Mon.
Christians), Helgi Biolan, Biorn the Eastern, Helgi the Lean, Ketil the Foolish, &c., who settled the best land in the island (west, north-west and north), and founded families who long swayed its destinies.
Sagas exist showing all these phases, some primitive and rough, some refined and beautified, some diluted and weakened, according as their copyists have been faithful, artistic or foolish; for the first generation of MSS.
Foolish and criminal as these disturbances were, they served to remind the English people that Ireland would not cease to be troublesome under Home Rule.
Shechem, the famous city of the Samaritans ("the foolish nation," Ecclus.
He had a taste for puerile amusements, a mania for useless little domestic economies in a court where millions vanished like smoke, and a natural idleness which achieved as its masterpiece the keeping a diary from 1766 to 1792 of a life so tragic, which was yet but a foolish chronicle of trifles.
The court, on its side, showed little sign of a conciliatory spirit, though, realizing itsdanger, it attempted to restrain the foolish violence of the emigres, i.e.
Kepler was more cautious in his opinion; he spoke of astronomy as the wise mother, and astrology as the foolish daughter, but he added that the existence of the daughter was necessary to the life of the mother.
The latter won the title of " l'Inetto " (the Incapable) by the foolish sale of his rights over Pesaro to the Sforza in 1447.
The lifestyle would be culture shock enough, but there were so many other things... family squabbles, gender commitments... things he had been foolish enough to believe he could escape so many miles away and in such a different lifestyle.
Perhaps it was foolish thing to do.
Yes, I'm willing to admit, my last venture was a foolish mistake.
Does this foolish woman think I believe for a minute she'll sacrifice her husband and this other fool for her life?
The foolish woman thinks if I use her cell phone the dogs of law will trace the call and gallop a riding to her rescue.
How would a human who lived a fraction of one life judge my actions as foolish?
He was treating her the way he did every other hapless, foolish, unsuspecting human he pulled down to Hell.
If Tiyan falls, it will fall because of your foolish will!
Her foolish distrust made his blood boil.
For all his sacrifice and devotion to one foolish Tiyan Warlord after another, he had nothing.
ardourny was younger at the time, and, in the foolish ardor of youth, attempted to rise when knocked down.
I also felt a bit foolish that I had not kept up with the changes in the security.
Not sure even the most adventurous and/or foolish digital builder can claim that kind of longevity.
And the helicopter damselfly which is larger (the largest ), but slightly less foolish.
What was so foolish about this that God would now dethrone Saul and find a different king?
If he had not been so utterly foolish, nothing could have prevented your going to the hospital.
The military response is not just politically foolish but profoundly wicked.
Feeling rather foolish at the selfish nature of my grief I stood to inspect the panel.
foolish to pretend there are any easy answers.
foolish to ignore the guidelines regarding breaks from the computer.
foolish to assume that 2005 could simply be repeated in 2006 and that it would be a similar success.
foolish to deny that there might be a marginal increase in influence in some specialized areas.
foolish enough to argue with Moon, he would not remain a leader very long.
foolish virgins unprepared for the Master's return?
foolish notion is that Respect can be all things to all people.
foolish pride had caused him to overlook the fact that without it, the body cannot live indefinitely!
foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds " .
It seems exceptionally foolish for people to go where they have no need to go.
He felt he had been made to appear foolish by what he considered to be Helen's deception.
I didn't want to look foolish by going home with the wrong Welshman.
foolish in the extreme.
Was he perhaps more foolish to hire the particular governess he did?
He went on television and talked and talked, and ended up saying some rather graceless and foolish things.
MPs in Leeds and elsewhere would be very foolish to ignore enormous groundswell of opinion against the war.
I reason with myself in such a foolish and spiritually immature manner.
In line one, God becomes the universal Father; in line two, human sin becomes foolish, not morally outrageous.
pittance compared with some other ill-fated government-aided schemes, e.g. The foolish Greenwich Dome!
At a time when United are strapped for cash, signing a player for five million pounds and then not playing him looks foolish.
C) Walk the streets, shouting at foolish parents who are leaving their children open to demonic possession and Satan's influence.
For seven years, he wrote, he had been 'engaged in a very presumptuous work ', perhaps 'a very foolish one ' .
quarrelsome woman, the rebellious woman, the foolish woman.
smothering kids in cotton wool is just becoming foolish.
snobbery of the aristocracy and the foolish aspirations of the nouveau riche.
First performed in 1668, MoliÃ¨re's comedy cunningly ridicules the snobbery of the aristocracy and the foolish aspirations of the nouveau riche.
superpower bloc, rivaling America, is foolish.
However, she is constantly thwarted by Terry's bad luck, not to mention his childish and often foolish behavior!
And we will not succumb to the absolutely foolish, ridiculous logic of evolutionary uniformitarianism.
Or foolish virgins unprepared for the Master's return?
Take the wise virgins and the foolish; while they are asleep they can all stay together Why should they not?
It was Favorinus who, on being silenced by Hadrian in an argument in which the sophist might easily have refuted his adversary, subsequently explained that it was foolish to criticize the logic of the master of thirty legions.
to listen (to the service of song or the reading of Scripture) is better than to offer a foolish (thoughtless) sacrifice; v.
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.
The news of the revolution in Spain in January 1820 added fuel to their fury; it was the foolish and criminal policy of the royal favourite that had once more unchained the demon of revolution.
At length Yahweh intervenes; the foolish shepherd falls by the sword; two-thirds of the people perish with him in the Messianic crisis, but the remnant of one-third forms the seed of the new theocracy (xi.
Rousseau's father Isaac was a watchmaker; his mother, Suzanne Bernard, was the daughter of a minister; she died in childbirth, and Rousseau, who was the second son, was brought up in a haphazard fashion, his father being dissipated, violenttempered and foolish.
A certain spirit of foolish pride was said to exist which sought to disown trade; and the tendency to be poor and genteel in the civil service, at the bar, in the constabulary, in the army, in professional life, rather than prosperous in business, was one of the most unfortunate and strongly marked characteristics of Dublin society.
" Therefore he seems to me a very foolish man, and very wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish and long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear."
Their descendants were probably the " foolish Galatians " to whom St Paul wrote (see Galatia).
The other slaves laughed and said he was foolish.
Berg, judging by his wife, thought all women weak and foolish.
He tried to remember whether he had not done anything else that was foolish.
Proverbs warns against the noisy woman, the quarrelsome woman, the rebellious woman, the foolish woman.
Elizabeth tries to hide her disappointment, she thinks I 'm throwing myself away by marrying this foolish, self-opinionated man.
This attitude of smothering kids in cotton wool is just becoming foolish.
First performed in 1668, MoliÃ¨re 's comedy cunningly ridicules the snobbery of the aristocracy and the foolish aspirations of the nouveau riche.
Foolish speeders targeted in Scotland The latest phase of the Scottish anti-speeding TV campaign Foolsspeed launched on 8 November.
To attempt to be a superpower bloc, rivaling America, is foolish.
However, she is constantly thwarted by Terry 's bad luck, not to mention his childish and often foolish behavior !
And verse 23 he says, Those foolish and unlearned questions, you should avoid.
It fills the minds of the foolish with evil thoughts and vain imaginings.
To be optimistic is to be foolish; I choose to look at things more realistically.
Of course, consumers aren't foolish, and manufacturers know that one of the best ways to promote new products is to offer free samples.
Though I've never been a huge fan of bronzers, I was compelled to try the product anyway, not least because the buzz surrounding it was so strong and the reviews so positive that I was convinced it would be foolish not to!
You can be confident meeting someone online isn't unusual or foolish - in many cases, it just makes sense to reach into a wider dating pool.
As a student gets ready to take a test, he may start to worry that he may not perform well, that he didn't study enough or that he will look foolish in front of his classmate.
In 2007, VH1 aired a show called, The Greatest: 40 Dumbest Celebrity Quotes Ever in which it ranked celebrity slips -- some foolish and others, well, just plain dim-witted.
These bankrupt celebrities have made their fortunes realizing their dreams of performing or becoming sports stars, then made foolish choices with their money or trusted the wrong individuals for financial advice.
When we have been made to feel foolish or treated poorly, wanting to get our own back is a normal response.
The idea of playing a practical joke on someone is to make the object of the prank look foolish and to have fun.
In the end, both the ESRB and Rockstar North, the publisher, looked patentedly foolish as Rockstar lost thousands and thousands of dollars in a massive product recall.
Hazarding a guess as to the other components would be a foolish endeavor.
They are afraid of saying something considered foolish by others and are deeply hurt by any disapproval from others.
The Foolish site reminds users that the results are future savings, when money is less valuable.
In essence, that's vitamin-fortified urine you're letting out, which explains why paying good money on megadoses of vitamins is foolish but not really harmful.
I am guessing that part of your girlfriend's hurt comes more from feeling foolish, jealous and betrayed.
I was in a relationship for about 7 months and she wanted to take to the next level but I was scared and foolish.
Perhaps the "foolish" was so hurtful she won't forgive you.
It would seem foolish to disregard what mankind may simply not yet understand.
For example, purchasing an accidental death rider that promises to pay a double benefit if you die in an accident is simply foolish.
Don't let foolish pride keep you from making the most of a bad situation.
Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish.
But don't be foolish and follow every diet fad or scam that comes along.
Your definition of "Broadway" also gets involved in the mix as some feel off-Broadway productions should be counted while others would find this foolish.
With a steady stream of headlines and water cooler fodder coming in, it would be foolish to take the Gosselins off the air completely.
Some even go as far as to say that privacy on the web is a foolish notion.
He was greatly delighted at the foolish appointment of Bishop Juxon as lord treasurer in 1636.
But some foolish and ignorant Scotsmen were moved to anger by a little unpalatable truth which was mingled with much eulogy, and assailed him whom they chose to consider as the enemy of their country with libels much more dishonourable to their country than anything that he had ever said or written.
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