make a fool of love

Definitions

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  • v. To cause (someone) to seem foolish.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The horse had run backwards, cantered crabwise, turned in circles, ignored every instruction and used his vast muscle power to make a fool of the slight man on his back.

    To The Hilt

  • Here’s an idea—why don’t I stand here and make a fool of myself just once more, and you can stand there, laughing—

    FALSE MERMAID

  • I ignored Thome's scathing eye and his insinuations about wanting to make a fool of him.

    the mission song

  • Gowing, with his usual good taste, said: "Oh, Master Lupin can make a fool of himself without any assistance."

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • Still, Lily refused to consider attending, but V'lu began pestering her to allow her to go, and while the idea of V'lu sitting down to dinner with gentlemen of science seemed ludicrous to her, curiosity, concern for Priscilla, indigestion or something else got the better of her, and she let that poor simple bayou girl go jetting off to make a fool of herself-and the shop-in a distant city that as far as Madame could tell was barely civilized.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • My guess was that she wanted to make a fool of him, to vent her fretfulness.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Perhaps the murderer, or possibly Mr. Laszio himself, to make a fool of Berin.”

    Too Many Cooks

  • 'Twere as good a deed as to drink when a man's a-hungry, to challenge him the field, and then to break promise with him and make a fool of him.

    Twelfth Night; or What You Will

  • In this case, (unless, indeed, my father had been resolved to make a fool of himself by holding the wig stiff in his left hand — or by making some nonsensical angle or other at his elbow-joint, or armpit) — his whole attitude had been easy — natural — unforced: Reynolds himself, as great and gracefully as he paints, might have painted him as he sat.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • If he was going to college, why, it 's well enough to study for it; but if he is n't we don't want him idlin 'round with scraps of Latin in his head like old Jock Twitchel, – got just Latin enough to make a fool of his English, and he 's neither one thing nor another.

    Oldtown Folks

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