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  • 1 foolish act — silly deed, unwise action, stupid act …

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  • 2 Foolish — Fool ish, a. 1. Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise. [1913 Webster] I am a very foolish fond old man. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Such as a fool would do;… …

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  • 3 act the fool — ▪ To behave like a fool ▪ To be reckless or foolish ▪ To be exuberantly comical or high spirited ● fool * * * play/act/the fool phrase to deliberately behave in a silly way that annoys …

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  • 4 act/play the fool — to behave in a silly or foolish way If you keep playing the fool by asking silly questions, people won t take you seriously. • • • Main Entry: ↑fool …

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  • 5 act of folly — foolish action …

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  • 6 act — I n. action 1) to commit, perform an act 2) a barbaric, barbarous; courageous; criminal; foolish, rash; heroic, noble; humane; illegal; impulsive; justified; kind; overt; statesmanlike; thoughtful act (she performed an heroic act) 3) an act of… …

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  • 7 act — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 thing that sb does ADJECTIVE ▪ charitable, kind ▪ heroic, selfless ▪ a heroic act of bravery ▪ aggressive …

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  • 8 foolish — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …

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  • 9 foolish thing to do — stupid act, senseless act …

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  • 10 Racial Integrity Act of 1924 — On March 20, 1924 the Virginia Legislature (United States) passed two closely related eugenics laws: SB 219, entitled The Racial Integrity Act [Racial Integrity Act of 1924, at Wikisource.org] and SB 281, An ACT to provide for the sexual… …

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  • 11 National Service Act of 2006 — Universal National Service Act of 2006, sponsored by Rep. Charles Rangel, was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on February 14, 2006. On February 23, 2006, it was referred to the House Subcommittee on Military Personnel. The bill… …

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  • 12 folly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of good sense Nouns 1. folly, silliness, foolishness, inanity, idiocy; frivolity, ineptitude; giddiness; inattention; irrationality, eccentricity (see insanity); extravagance, nonsense, absurdity;… …

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  • 13 Follies — Folly Fol ly, n.; pl. {Follies}. [OE. folie, foli, F. folie, fr. fol, fou, foolish, mad. See {Fool}.] 1. The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind. [1913 Webster] 2. A foolish act; an inconsiderate… …

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  • 14 Folly — Fol ly, n.; pl. {Follies}. [OE. folie, foli, F. folie, fr. fol, fou, foolish, mad. See {Fool}.] 1. The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind. [1913 Webster] 2. A foolish act; an inconsiderate or… …

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  • 15 fol|ly — «FOL ee», noun, plural lies. 1. the fact or state of being foolish; lack of sense; unwise conduct: » It was folly to eat too much on the picnic. My only books Were women s looks, and folly s all they taught me (Thomas Moore). Where ignorance is… …

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  • 16 fool — {{11}}fool (n.) late 13c., silly or stupid person, from O.Fr. fol madman, insane person; idiot; rogue; jester, also blacksmith s bellows, also an adj. meaning mad, insane (12c., Mod.Fr. fou), from L. follis bellows, leather bag (see FOLLICLE (Cf …

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  • 17 fol·ly — /ˈfɑːli/ noun, pl lies 1 [noncount] 1 a : the lack of good sense or judgment : ↑foolishness the folly of driving fast on steep, winding roads his folly in thinking that he would not be noticed …

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  • 19 Human sacrifice — is the act of homicide (the killing of one or several human beings) in the context of a religious ritual (ritual killing). Its typology closely parallels the various practices of ritual slaughter of animals (animal sacrifice) and of religious… …

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  • 20 The Golden Age of Comedy — was a compilation of silent comedy films (fromthe Mack Sennett and Hal Roach studios),released in 1957, written and produced by Robert Youngson. Youngson had previously produced several award winning short documentaries beforehand, and this was… …

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