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 Meanings and Examples of FOLLY
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folly
 n.  foolishness; lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight
Classic Sentence: (104 in 7 pages)
1  After leaving the house he discovered his loss and hurried back, but found the police already in possession, owing to his own folly in leaving the candle burning.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  It was not only a crime, it had been a tragic folly.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
3  I pray thee, uncle," answered the Jester, "let my folly, for once, protect my roguery.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
4  Friend Wamba," said he, "of all those who are fools enough to serve Cedric, thou alone hast dexterity enough to make thy folly acceptable to him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
5  Marriage were an enduring crime on the part of a Templar; but what lesser folly I may practise, I shall speedily be absolved from at the next Preceptory of our Order.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  Thou hast spoken well, Brother Albert," said Beaumanoir; "thy motives were good, since thou didst judge it right to arrest thine erring brother in his career of precipitate folly.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
7  And tonight's business seems quite gratuitous folly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
8  As for the scent-bottle, that was her own folly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
9  They had need be all in love, to find any amusement in such folly; and so they are, I fancy.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
10  But if I can be the means of restraining the publicity of the business, of limiting the exhibition, of concentrating our folly, I shall be well repaid.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
11  Fanny could not look at him, but there was no consciousness of past folly in his voice.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
12  My dear Fanny," replied Edmund, scarcely hearing her to the end, "let us not, any of us, be judged by what we appeared at that period of general folly.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
13  I am sure it will be all hushed up, and nothing proved but Rushworth's folly.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
14  Their substance was great anger at the folly of each.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
15  She saw it only as folly, and that folly stamped only by exposure.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
Example Sentence:
1  Answer a fool according to his folly.
2  Politeness is not always the sign of wisdom, but the want of it always leaves room for the suspicion of folly.
3  If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
4  To flee vice is the begnning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
5  It is the nature of folly to see the faults of others and forget his own.
6  Somerville bitterly regretted his folly at becoming involved.
7  Beauty and folly are often companions.
8  It would be sheer folly to reduce spending on health education.
9  He sprang to his feet and shouted -- "I done it!" The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly.
10  Gulliver's Travels, which is regarded by many as a tale for children, is actually a bitter satire attacking man's folly.
11  The humor of cartoonist Gary Trudeau often is satirical; through the comments of the Doonesbury characters, Trudeau ridicules political corruption and folly.
12  The follies of youth are food for repentance in old age.
13  Learn wisdom by the follies of others.
14  Happy is he who knows his follies in his youth.
15  Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit.