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stupidity

stupidity Sentence Examples

  • I asked, immediately realizing the stupidity of the question.

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  • The whole comedy is a study of stupidity and baseness acted on by roguery.

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  • A case of pure stupidity; picking up a hitchhiking teenager.

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  • In a word, he is from first to last an undomesticated and savage animal rendered serviceable by stupidity alone, without much skill on his master's part, or any co-operation on his own, save that of an extreme passiveness.

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  • It is not exactly stupidity, nor rascality....

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  • Her stupidity had cost a life this time – the life of a dear friend.

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  • This is not only insisted upon elsewhere in countless passages, but of the three cardinal sins in Buddhism (raga, dosa, moha) the last and worst is stupidity or dullness, the others being sensuality and ill-will.

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  • I.ve got Toby to think about, and raising him where he.s attacked by demons and subjected to the stupidity of the Immortal world—it.s not happening.

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  • Perhaps the most frequent in the Buddhist text is Arahatship," the state of him who is worthy "; and the one exclusively used in Europe is Nirvana, the" dying out "; that is, the dying out in the heart of the fell fire of the three cardinal sins - sensuality, ill-will and stupidity.'° The choice of this term by European writers, a choice made long before anyof the Buddhist canonical texts had been published or translated, has had a most unfortunate result.

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  • As if there were safety in stupidity alone.

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  • In England he determined to "open the eyes of the people to the madness and stupidity of the government."

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  • In England he determined to "open the eyes of the people to the madness and stupidity of the government."

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  • This breezy life saved him from the artificial stupidity which is too often superinduced in boys by their school training.

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  • As all attempts to conduct a satisfactory negotiation with this emperor failed before his impenetrable stupidity, Alaric, after instituting a second siege and blockade of Rome in 409, came to terms with the senate, and with their consent set up a rival emperor and invested the prefect of the city, a Greek named Attalus, with the diadem and the purple robe.

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  • "It's not treachery nor rascality nor stupidity: it is just as at Ulm... it is..."--he seemed to be trying to find the right expression.

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  • "All our stupidity, Yakov Alpatych," came the answers, and the crowd began at once to disperse through the village.

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  • He was always gentle and forbearing, no matter how dull I might be, and believe me, my stupidity would often have exhausted the patience of Job.

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  • Superstition and stupidity hedged them in on every side, so that sorcery and magic seemed the only means of winning power over nature or insight into mysteries surrounding human life.

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  • It is not easy to see how Washington survived the year 1775; the colonial poverty, the exasperating annoyances, the outspoken criticism of those who demanded active operations, the personal and party dissensions in Congress, the selfishness or stupidity which cropped out again and again among some of the most patriotic of his coadjutors were enough to have broken down most men.

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  • were, they contained their full share of eminent and capable men; and, what is more, their very defects were the exact counterparts of what we now look back upon as the prevailing stupidity in the country.

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  • But suddenly instead of those chances and that genius which hitherto had so consistently led him by an uninterrupted series of successes to the predestined goal, an innumerable sequence of inverse chances occur--from the cold in his head at Borodino to the sparks which set Moscow on fire, and the frosts--and instead of genius, stupidity and immeasurable baseness become evident.

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  • France itself, with that political stupidity characteristic of the first Valois.

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  • I asked, immediately realizing the stupidity of the question.

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  • A case of pure stupidity; picking up a hitchhiking teenager.

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  • She didn't doubt it and felt somewhat satisfied her brother at least knew there would be consequences to any stupidity.

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  • I.ve got Toby to think about, and raising him where he.s attacked by demons and subjected to the stupidity of the Immortal world—it.s not happening.

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  • Her stupidity had cost a life this time – the life of a dear friend.

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  • Does this not leave the intelligent person aghast at the pool of sheer stupidity that is amassed in labs?

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  • arrant stupidity.

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  • atoned for that crime, caused as it was by youthful naiveté and stupidity.

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  • callosityions induce callosities; miseries are slippery, or fall like snow upon us, which notwithstanding is no unhappy stupidity.

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  • crass stupidity.

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  • To them Neurath was just a friendly old duffer whose blandness and good humor they rapidly mistook for weakness and stupidity.

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  • gloat about another stunning victory over the stupidity of the evil Sainsburys empire.

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  • stupidity of the people involved.

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  • stupidity of others.

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  • stupidity of war, yet also the bravery of common men.

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  • stupidity of the characters sometimes.

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  • stupidity of the situation.

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  • This is a classic case of ' Never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity ' .

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  • Thank you for helping me to demonstrate the sheer stupidity of banning everything. vBulletin v3.5.4, Copyright ©2000-2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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  • Why can I never see the sheer stupidity of owning horses?

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  • In the news, a company is attempting to patent salted chips apparently to show the stupidity of existing patent law.

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  • Afterward there was an argument between Jason and his friend as they realized the stupidity of what they had done.

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  • But the story moves on and next we have the stupidity of defying Him.

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  • Absolutely; it was a moment of crass stupidity.

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  • On this wander came an example of utter stupidity: people asking me for directions.

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  • Presumably this change would apply to other acts of blatant stupidity.

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  • Also gross stupidity should be a crime punishable by death.

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  • Whatever the reason, profit or just plain stupidity, for showing these the people involved must be stopped.

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  • Her conduct as well as her words will convince the unbelievers and put their ignorance and stupidity to silence.

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  • In a word, he is from first to last an undomesticated and savage animal rendered serviceable by stupidity alone, without much skill on his master's part, or any co-operation on his own, save that of an extreme passiveness.

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  • This breezy life saved him from the artificial stupidity which is too often superinduced in boys by their school training.

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  • itself, he is only acting with the selfcontradictory stupidity which pervades his whole indictment (Oo.

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  • The whole comedy is a study of stupidity and baseness acted on by roguery.

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  • The air of Abdera was proverbial as causing stupidity; but among its citizens was the philosopher Democritus.

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  • 12 Josephus tells us that Caesar detectes the pretence of the spurious Alexander by his rough hands and surface.'3 The first systematic treatise which has come down to us is that attributed to Aristotle," in which he devotes six chapters to the consideration of the method of study, the general signs of character, the particular appearances 'characteristic of the dispositions, of strength and weakness, of genius and stupidity, of timidity, impudence, anger, and their opposites, &c. Then he studies the physiognomy of the sexes, and the characters derived from the different features, and from colour, hair, body, limbs, gait and voice.

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  • As all attempts to conduct a satisfactory negotiation with this emperor failed before his impenetrable stupidity, Alaric, after instituting a second siege and blockade of Rome in 409, came to terms with the senate, and with their consent set up a rival emperor and invested the prefect of the city, a Greek named Attalus, with the diadem and the purple robe.

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  • This is not only insisted upon elsewhere in countless passages, but of the three cardinal sins in Buddhism (raga, dosa, moha) the last and worst is stupidity or dullness, the others being sensuality and ill-will.

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  • Perhaps the most frequent in the Buddhist text is Arahatship," the state of him who is worthy "; and the one exclusively used in Europe is Nirvana, the" dying out "; that is, the dying out in the heart of the fell fire of the three cardinal sins - sensuality, ill-will and stupidity.'° The choice of this term by European writers, a choice made long before anyof the Buddhist canonical texts had been published or translated, has had a most unfortunate result.

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  • Superstition and stupidity hedged them in on every side, so that sorcery and magic seemed the only means of winning power over nature or insight into mysteries surrounding human life.

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  • It is not easy to see how Washington survived the year 1775; the colonial poverty, the exasperating annoyances, the outspoken criticism of those who demanded active operations, the personal and party dissensions in Congress, the selfishness or stupidity which cropped out again and again among some of the most patriotic of his coadjutors were enough to have broken down most men.

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  • Small and slight in person and never robust in health, Robertson Smith was yet a man of ceaseless and fiery energy; of an intellect extraordinarily alert and quick, and as sagacious in practical matters as it was keen and piercing in speculation; of an erudition astonishing both in its range and in its readiness; of a temper susceptible of the highest enthusiasm for worthy ends, and able to inspire others with its own ardour; endowed with the warmest affections, and with the kindest and most generous disposition, but impatient of stupidity and ready to blaze out at whatever savoured of wrong and injustice.

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  • were, they contained their full share of eminent and capable men; and, what is more, their very defects were the exact counterparts of what we now look back upon as the prevailing stupidity in the country.

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  • France itself, with that political stupidity characteristic of the first Valois.

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  • It was only my stupidity.

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  • I will ignore the crass stupidity, emanating from Mark, which has sidetracked this debate for far too long.

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  • On calmer reflection, I was totally amazed by the stupidity of the people involved.

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  • I do n't want you harmed for the stupidity of others.

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  • I have to wonder about the stupidity of the characters sometimes.

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  • It does not reflect the stupidity of men, but the stupidity of management when men refuse to work labor saving machinery.

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  • But there are still those, especially in government, who do n't seem to see the stupidity of the situation.

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  • This is a classic case of ' Never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity '.

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  • Thank you for helping me to demonstrate the sheer stupidity of banning everything. vBulletin v3.5.4, Copyright ©2000-2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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  • Why can I never see the sheer stupidity of owning horses?

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  • In the news, a company is attempting to patent salted chips apparently to show the stupidity of existing patent law.

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  • Afterward there was an argument between Jason and his friend as they realized the stupidity of what they had done.

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  • But the story moves on and next we have the stupidity of defying Him.

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  • On this wander came an example of utter stupidity: people asking me for directions.

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  • Presumably this change would apply to other acts of blatant stupidity.

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  • Also gross stupidity should be a crime punishable by death.

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  • Whatever the reason, profit or just plain stupidity, for showing these the people involved must be stopped.

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  • Her conduct as well as her words will convince the unbelievers and put their ignorance and stupidity to silence.

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  • The scariest stories demonstrate a level of stupidity that is almost as difficult to believe as the stories themselves.

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  • She didn't doubt it and felt somewhat satisfied her brother at least knew there would be consequences to any stupidity.

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  • It does not reflect the stupidity of men, but the stupidity of men, but the stupidity of management when men refuse to work labor saving machinery.

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