Soc. for 1878, points out that this act meant something to the mob who followed the rebel chief, and was not a piece of foolish acting.
Llewelyn was, however, foolish enough to lose the results of this very favourable treaty by intriguing with the de Montfort family, and in 1273 he became betrothed to Eleanor de Montfort, the old Earl's only daughter, a piece of political folly which may possibly in some degree account for Edward's harsh treatment of the Welsh prince.
He is foolish as the madman who pulls down the roof-tree of his house upon himself.
Dean knew he was being foolish beyond any measure of reason to venture even the short distance that would allow him to see beyond the overhang.
Tell them it would be foolish for me to eat the piglet, because I had sense enough to know it would raise a row if I did.
One clue following another until we are together and I rid myself of your foolish games and inconvenient interruptions.
It was a foolish thing to say, given the circumstances, but she was up to her eyeballs with this lingering bad mood.
On his way to Norfolk he stopped at Lyford in Berkshire, where he preached on the 14th of July and the following day, yielding to the foolish importunity of some pious women.
She showed me how very foolish it would be for me to pursue a four years' course of study at Radcliffe, simply to be like other girls, when I might better be cultivating whatever ability I had for writing.
The man of the world who had cultivated it in his youth regarded it in riper years as a foolish pedantry, or at best as a propaedeutic exercise; while the serious student, necessarily preferring that form of disputation which recognized truth as the end of this, as of other intellectual processes, betook himself to one or other of the philosophies of the revival.