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silly
 a.  exhibiting a lack of wisdom or good sense; foolish; stupid
Classic Sentence: (110 in 8 pages)
1  That silly nephew of hers, Charlie Hamilton, and Honey Wilkes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  She only saw a boy of twenty, red as a beet and looking very silly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  She wished that she could tell him how silly he looked.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  What a silly thing to say to a man, thought Scarlett, ready to giggle with relief.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  She saw Honey's awkward wigglings and heard her silly titters as she hung onto boys' arms, and the thought stung her to new rage, rage at herself, at Ashley, at the world.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  Honey was a fool, a silly, a simpleton about men, but she had a feminine instinct about other women that Scarlett had underestimated.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  Uncle Henry liked Scarlett immediately because, he said, he could see that for all her silly affectations she had a few grains of sense.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  The other women were simply silly and hysterical with their talk of patriotism and the Cause, and the men were almost as bad with their talk of vital issues and States' Rights.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  It was such a silly situation, after all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  She isn't like these other silly little fools who believe everything their mammas tell them and act on it, no matter how they feel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
11  "Don't be silly," said Scarlett shortly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  You think her silly and stupid and her patriotic notions bore you.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  "Don't be silly, I won't look at you," said Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  How silly of Melanie to be bothering about modesty at a time like this, Scarlett thought irritably.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
15  Now, Miss Scarlett, don't say they are silly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Example Sentence:
1  It is a blind silly goose that comes to the fox's sermon.
2  Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer.
3  It is a silly fish that is caught twice with the same bait.
4  Don't be silly, that insect can't hurt you.
5  It is a silly idea and he has botched it.
6  I suppose I did do OK, but I'd be silly to get a big head about it.
7  He doesn't say those silly things that unthinking people say.
8  Don't stuff him with silly ideas.
9  Love makes you stupid : whispers of love is a bunch of stupid, a love letter is silly talk, valentine is a little fool.
10  It is a silly goose that comes to the fox's sermon.
11  She torments everyone with silly questions.
12  "Pooh! you can't be silly enough to wish to leave such a splendid place?"