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Usage examples for daft

  1. Every one was satisfied, and already there were indications that Tommy would be daft over the baby. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. The herd approach'd; each guest, with busy brain, 150 Arriving at the portal, gaz'd amain, And enter'd marveling: for they knew the street, Remember'd it from childhood all complete Without a gap, yet ne'er before had seen That royal porch, that high- built fair demesne; So in they hurried all, maz'd, curious and keen: Save one, who look'd thereon with eye severe, And with calm- planted steps walk'd in austere; 'Twas Apollonius: something too he laugh'd, As though some knotty problem, that had daft 160 His patient thought, had now begun to thaw, And solve and melt:- 'twas just as he foresaw. – Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats
  3. Well, he is so daft over- her that he neglects his work at the bank to write verses. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  4. They were tempting the poor daft old man to steal the money from Mrs. Jarley's strong box, and while she listened he consented. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  5. Of course, he reflected, she always had that combination of something homely and sensible, and something utterly wild and daft. – Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  6. He thinks I'm daft. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  7. We are all a bit daft over him since he condescended to notice us. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  8. " He's very daft," said the grandmother. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  9. He's daft on going. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  10. He replied that he thought them rather daft. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  11. No one could have been confused before Daft Jimmy. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  12. Maybe Daft Sandy is not so daft after all. – The-New-McGuffey-Fourth-Reader by McGuffey, William Holmes
  13. No. No. A daft- like thing for either an old woman or a young one to speak of. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  14. Look the truth in the face, my lad; all your trouble, and all hers, comes of your sneaking out of Hillsborough in that daft way, without a word to me, the true friend, that was next door to you; which I nearly lost my life by your fault; for, if you had told me, I should have seen you off, and so escaped a month's hospital, and other troubles that almost drove me crazy. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  15. I tell you he's the daft man! – Up in Ardmuirland by Michael Barrett
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