Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With foolhardiness.
- adv. In a foolhardy manner
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a foolhardy manner.
“Pearl S. Buck, author of The Good Earth and the 1938 recipient of the prize in literature, "foolhardily" entered a history essay contest during her years as a graduate student in English.”
“German Chancellor Angela Merkel, The self-declared ‘chancellor of all Germans’ has been described as Frau Europe, the European dominatrix of international back-room deal-making, but now the chancellor wanes with poll ratings dropping daily, reputation in tatters, brushing off valid criticism for being foolhardily unpredictable in her stubbornness and offering hollow excuses, while demonstrating a lack of a well-defined image or clear identity, seen as aloof, apathetic, strangely indolent and removed.”
“But we never gave up on our offense and, perhaps foolhardily, took a second run at immigration reform.”
“Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Thugboy, plays with fire when he foolhardily attempts to compliment his profoundly insecure sweetheart on the awe-inspiring power of her . . . well, booty.”
“The girl and her friends were foolhardily in the extreme.”
“However, sensibly or, perhaps, foolhardily, it told the Hungarians and the Slovaks to settle the problem among themselves.”
“Anyhoo, funny thing about those little rolling carts: They're not as useful as they first appear when you have to cross 5 bridges (read-- 5 sets of rickety midieval, tourist-ridden stairs) in order to get home because you naively and foolhardily thought moving to Venice (after having spent 4 glorious years in Ukrops territory!) would be glamorous.”
“That would be far too reminiscent, too foolhardily dangerous.”
“A military action designed to overthrow his regime is a different prospect completely and even if it is not assessed by the president's lawyers to be worthy of congressional support or a congressional declaration of war, I think it would be foolhardily for the administration to go forward without that congressional support.”
“MARTEL: Well, Castro has been critical of the Afghan campaign but my view is that when the United States is as serious about dealing with the terrorists or global terrorist operations as it is, I think it would be foolhardily on the part of the Cubans to attempt anything.”
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