Sentence Examples with the word folly

They make counter attacks on polytheism as a folly and on the shamefulness of obscene myths.

Babington's conduct was marked by open folly and vanity.

Best, therefore, withhold any amazement at the strangely gallied whales before us, for there is no folly of the beasts of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.

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From this crowning folly death delivered him on the 22nd of February 1371.

With the rebellion of her Eldest Daughter, the Roman Church could not continue in her old attitude of uncompromising hostility towards United Italy, and the Vatican began to realize the folly of placing every Italian in the dilemma of being either a good Italian or a good Catholic, when the majority wished to be both.

Putting such a thing behind him was difficult, but it would be folly to forget the lessons he had learned with that experience.

It contains incomparable studies of the Florentine housewife and her husband, a grave business-like citizen, who falls into the senile folly of a base intrigue.

Now, however, I see the folly of attempting to hitch one's wagon to a star with harness that does not belong to it.

It is so true, so entirely based upon the facts of human nature, that the question what particular class of persons supplied the author with his examples of folly or misdoing, however interesting to the commentator, may be neglected by the reader.

But a dispute between the king and the parliament concerning the form of the royal oath having arisen, a group of demagogues with criminal folly provoked disturbances and erected barricades (May 14th).