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  • adv. In a foolhardy manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a foolhardy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With foolhardiness.


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  • 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.

    Stories from The Sun

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • 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.

    Dark Horse Comics for July 2007 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • The girl and her friends were foolhardily in the extreme.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • However, sensibly or, perhaps, foolhardily, it told the Hungarians and the Slovaks to settle the problem among themselves.

    Whose wine label is it anyway?

  • 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.

    End of the Plastic Bag Era

  • That would be far too reminiscent, too foolhardily dangerous.

    A Lady of His Own

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Aug 26, 2002

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2001


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