Usage examples for oaf

  1. He was not in orders then, but was a soft- headed great oaf of a young man of nineteen, and that you should have understood. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  2. And she has been making love to that great fool, Jan van der Welde,- great oaf that he is,- after all I have done for her; after my dragging her in out of the cold and rain; after all I have taught her. – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  3. That afternoon I was upstairs, looking at the reflection of myself in the tall glass, wondering miserably why I seemed to be such an oaf. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  4. He turned with composure, and fronted me with so much dignity that I stood like a blundering oaf trapped by my own emotion. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  5. " I give you my word and honour, Lady Chiltern," Gerard Maule said to his hostess, " I believe that oaf of a man is making up to Adelaide." – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  6. I couldn't take my eyes from my plate at meals without catching sight of that oaf.... – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  7. Nay, thou young oaf, thou canst not escape. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  8. " For a fellow like that to lose a girl as he lost Lady Joan was pretty tough," the oaf said. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett