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  • n. Plural form of foolishness.


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  • 'O Moosu, thou blessed of God,' I began, 'doubtless thou hast wondered in that I have called this convocation together; and doubtless, because of my many foolishnesses, art thou prepared for rash sayings and rash doings.


  • These foolishnesses have generated enormous justifications for otherwise unpardonable Israeli conduct.

    Endless Night

  • Their foolishnesses are noise - it's expected, it's nothing special; but their triumphs - like the above example of a good raid leader - indicate signal: this is someone we should take a better look at!

    World of Warcraft is the New Golf.

  • You do some mischief, you lose yourself in different inventions and foolishnesses and then you sigh!

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • My mind flew instantly to my slender bank-balance and certain recent foolishnesses.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 4th, 1920

  • He would keep her from putting it into just such foolishnesses as this fireplace.


  • They may look on you as toys, playthings, delightful things to whom to teach a few fine foolishnesses, but not as comrades, not as equals, not as sharers — ­full sharers.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • Men will retain her so safely that his littler fellows will despair, and will cease to war for Helen: and so we shall not be bothered any longer by their wars and other foolishnesses.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • But somehow I have learned to suspect you of a better self, where, half-strangled with foolishnesses and extravagance, there lurks a certain contrition and a certain sweetness ....

    It, and Other Stories

  • He found himself leading a country life of perfect quiet and comfort, even as he might have led it in England, with a crowd of people, strangely unfamiliar to him, driving him, as he had been driven in the old days, into a host of awkwardnesses, confusions and foolishnesses.

    The Dark Forest


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