Usage examples for daft

  1. " I thought I was going daft – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  2. 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
  3. We are all a bit daft over him since he condescended to notice us. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  4. 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
  5. Every one was satisfied, and already there were indications that Tommy would be daft over the baby. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  6. 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)
  7. No one could have been confused before Daft Jimmy. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  8. Calliope was mad- daft over children anyway, though she was always kind o' shy o' showin' it, like a good many women are that ain't married. – Friendship Village by Zona Gale
  9. He replied that he thought them rather daft – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  10. " He's very daft said the grandmother. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  11. " I hain't no plum, daft idjit. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  12. Maybe Daft Sandy is not so daft after all. – The-New-McGuffey-Fourth-Reader by McGuffey, William Holmes
  13. So long as Charlie and I were in Paradise the house kept itself, and very nicely it did it too, but by the time we were ready to come back to earth the perfect servants, who had been taking such good care of themselves, and our two daft selves into the bargain, were found to be sadly demoralized. – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  14. " Jane, you know," she said, confidentially, " was always daft about the war after Beverley's death; and, let me tell you, Beverley was a fine, tall, handsome, brave, silly, commonplace fellow as ever lived. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  15. He thinks I'm daft – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. He's daft on going. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  19. I tell you he's the daft man! – Up in Ardmuirland by Michael Barrett
  20. 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