Usage examples for folly

  1. Shall I tell you, Bramleigh, that you gave me a better dinner to- day than I got at your great house,- the Bishop's Folly? – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  2. The constitutional movement must go on, he said; but it would be folly to pretend that it could go on as if nothing had happened. – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  3. I know now how weak- how vain I was- how cruel to you; but- you know- my folly, you will forgive? – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  4. You remember Folly Wood?" – Leaves from a Field Note-Book by J. H. Morgan
  5. Bore me no more with the folly! – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  6. " Your not saying- if you can say- is just folly," interposed the sergeant. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  7. And I've paid for my folly. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  8. I have listened to the end, the Arab said at last, because I wished to hear what strange folly thou hadst got in thy brain. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  9. A short time exposed the folly of all such views. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  10. It would be the worst kind of folly. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. But this is simply folly. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  12. I am amazed at the folly of women! – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  13. It was a great piece of folly, when there was a home for him in England. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  14. Folly, my good Lord. – Queen Mary and Harold by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  15. It was folly to think of going out. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  16. Second thought, however, showed him the folly of such a course. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  17. That was but a small part of his folly. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  18. " However," thought he, " the man goes to- morrow, and then the field will be clear; the girl's a child yet, and I forgive her folly." – Paul Clifford, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  19. June it was jolly, Oh for its folly! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  20. Still, a little folly-" " Is a dangerous thing. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates