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  • n. Plural form of foolery.


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  • Laurens particularly hated festive celebrations and believed that the Olympic Games “and other fooleries brought on the desolation of Greece.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The natives died of starvation by the million, while their rulers robbed them of the fruits of their toil and expended it on magnificent pageants and mumbo-jumbo fooleries.

    Chapter 17: The Scarlet Livery

  • A substitute for distractions, when we go on enjoying all the old fooleries to the very last?

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • “And have chosen wrong subjects to practise your fooleries upon,” said the farther one, still more gruffly.

    Quentin Durward

  • But the good mower who does things just as they should be done and have been for a hundred thousand years, falls into none of these fooleries.

    The Mowing of a Field

  • I suppose that when I saw Dora in the garden and pretended not to see her, and rode past the house pretending to be anxiously looking for it, I committed two small fooleries which other young gentlemen in my circumstances might have committed — because they came so very natural to me.

    David Copperfield

  • It is the raving of some wretched Jew, who wrote those infamous and revolting fooleries, in imitation of the tales so greedily swallowed by the neighboring population in Syria.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • When Herodotus narrates what he was told by the barbarians among whom he travelled, he narrates fooleries, after the manner of the greater part of travellers.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • How then, pedant! would you have them regarded as atheists, because they adore only one God! You condemn this other proposition: “The man of sense knows that men are what they must be; that all hatred against them is unjust; that a fool commits fooleries as a wild stock bears bitter fruits.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The abbé Langlet, also condescending to compile, compiles these contemptible fooleries, while the almanacs, for the hundredth time, repeat them.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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