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  • adj. comparative form of foolish: more foolish


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  • Contemptuously he thought that Hutchings was "foolisher" than he had imagined -- or was he sincere?

    Gulmore, The Boss

  • If he had not known that, he would have been foolisher than a mouse or a minnow.

    The Water Babies

  • Epicureans, who held this wisdom to constitute the chief good; nor foolisher than that of their opposites, those modern epicures, who place all felicity in the abundant gratification of every sensual appetite.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • "But even they were no foolisher than some hundred scores of papas and mamas; who fetch the rod when they ought to fetch a new toy, and send to the dark cupboard instead of to a doctor."

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 The Guide

  • But even they are no foolisher than some hundred score of papas and mammas, who fetch the rod when they ought to fetch a new toy, and send to the dark cupboard instead of to the doctor.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • The music is pretty good, and the tricks are not foolisher than usual, and some have said that they have more meaning than most that have preceded them.

    A History of Pantomime

  • "Goodness, you must think I'm foolisher than I am."

    The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House Or, doing their best for the soldiers

  • I suppose, my dear friend, that, when you were younger and foolisher than you now are, you were wont, after the reading of some dismal work upon diet and health, to take long, constitutional walks.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • I'm still the same Eddie -- richer, balder, foolisher, perhaps.

    Erik Dorn

  • Bow Bells are just now ringing, ding dong, but whether for this, I cannot presently tell; but it is likely enough, for I have known them ring upon much foolisher occasions, and lately too.

    Selected English Letters


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