IDIOT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IDIOT
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idiot
 n.  foolish or stupid person; unlearned, ignorant, or simple person
Classic Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
1  The first had been blown down, or the village idiot, who always tore down what had been nailed up, had done it, and was chuckling over the placard under the shade of some hedge.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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2  At Albert, the village idiot, apparently.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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3  "The village idiot," whispered a stout black lady--Mrs. Elmhurst--who came from a village ten miles distant where they, too, had an idiot.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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4  The idiot scampered in and out.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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5  Mrs. Parker was deploring to Isa in a low voice the village idiot.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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6  The sound of horses' hooves, energetically represented by Albert the idiot with a wooden spoon on a tray, died away.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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7  Here the hindquarters of the donkey, represented by Albert the idiot, became active.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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8  The good man contemplated the idiot benignly.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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9  Contemplating the idiot, Mr. Streatfield had lost the thread of his discourse.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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10  By nonsense he meant fancy; and truly it is probable she was as free from any alloy of that nature, as any human being not arrived at the perfection of an absolute idiot, ever was.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
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11  The curious pulpy part of him, the emotional and humanly-individual part, depended on her with terror, like a child, almost like an idiot.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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12  Otherwise he would be lost like an idiot on a moor.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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13  But this astute and practical man was almost an idiot when left alone to his own emotional life.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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14  Such talk was really the gabbling of an idiot.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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15  The world is a raving idiot, and no man can kill it: though I'll do my best.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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Example Sentence:
1  This idiot is addicted to spending our money to buy votes.
2  This buffoon is the most self-centered idiot I have ever seen or heard.
3  I thought I was talking to a mature audience; instead, I find myself addressing a dolt or idiot.
4  The problem with being an optimist is that when you persist in seeing the upside, people often assume you're an idiot.
5  He behaved like an irresponsible idiot.
6  Do not argue with an idiot.
7  Standing there on stage I felt a complete idiot.
8  I felt like a complete idiot.
9  There was silence for a moment, then Larry began chortling like an idiot.
10  Knowledge can't replace friendship, I'd rather be an idiot than lose you.
11  You have destroyed my ability to tolerate idiots.
12  This idiotic plan is confusing enough to addle anyone.
13  If I claim your arguments are idiotic, then the corollary is that my arguments are intelligent.