SILLY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of silly
Definition:
a. exhibiting a lack of wisdom or good sense; foolish; stupid
Example:
"Pooh! you can't be silly enough to wish to leave such a splendid place?"
Sentence in Classic:
The noise of children at play annoyed him and their silly voices made him feel, even more keenly than he had felt at Clongowes, that he was different from others.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Vronsky said something silly, which it was easy to put a stop to, and I answered as I ought to have done.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I would not be silly and afraid of things, I would simply embrace him, cling to him, and make him look at me with those searching inquiring eyes with which he has so often looked at me, and then I would make him laugh as he used to laugh.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
You and I and Pickering will be three old bachelors together instead of only two men and a silly girl.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
My aunt cried outright as she embraced me; and said, pretending to laugh, that if my poor mother had been alive, that silly little creature would have shed tears, she had no doubt.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
I hear she is interesting herself now in that silly Silverton boy, who has had his head turned by Carry Fisher, and has been gambling so dreadfully.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
I wish only to tell you that aristocracy is a principle, and in our days none but immoral or silly people can live without principles.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
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 Context
Thus it is with proud silly people, who think themselves above everyone else, and are too proud to ask or take advice.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
It culminated in a hurried outbreak of almost intolerably excessive shrieking, which stopped short, leaving us stiffened in a variety of silly attitudes, and obstinately listening to the nearly as appalling and excessive silence.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
Anyhow everything was terribly silly, and she was exasperatedly bored by it all, by Clifford, by Aunt Eva, by Olive and Jack, and Winterslow, and even by Dukes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context