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What can equal the folly of our two relations?' I could not answer, but I believe my looks spoke.
Their substance was great anger at the folly of each.
She saw it only as folly, and that folly stamped only by exposure.
"Then, for heaven's sake, forget all this folly," Wingrave said hardly.
When the folly as well as the uselessness of the adventure was pointed out to him, he contented himself with replying, "If the thing is feasible, the first to do it ought to be an Englishman."
There I have sat helpless (in spite of my abilities) ever since; seeing what Robinson Crusoe saw, as quoted above--namely, the folly of beginning a work before we count the cost, and before we judge rightly of our own strength to go through with it.
Their parties abroad were less varied than before, and at home she had a mother and sister whose constant repinings at the dullness of everything around them threw a real gloom over their domestic circle; and, though Kitty might in time regain her natural degree of sense, since the disturbers of her brain were removed, her other sister, from whose disposition greater evil might be apprehended, was likely to be hardened in all her folly and assurance by a situation of such double danger as a watering-place and a camp.
"It may be folly, but it is not the sort of folly one forgets."
(and to do her justice, except in this silly inclination, of which she will soon see her folly, she is every way deserving), I think there may be one way, indeed, it is a very disagreeable one, and what I am almost afraid to think of.--It requires a great spirit, I promise you." "I am not conscious, madam," said he, "of any defect there; nor am I, I hope, suspected of any such.
"What folly," murmured Anne of Austria, who had not the courage to find fault with the duke for having so well preserved her portrait in his heart, "what folly to feed a useless passion with such remembrances!"
FOLLY Farm has launched a new PS500,000 custom-built enclosure housing animals from the Far East.
But for anyone looking to take the next step in their zoological career, Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire could have the perfect job opportunities.
The annual Folly Gras Festival in Folly Beach is being dissolved after several incidents at Saturday's event led organizers to conclude that the festival no longer fits in the city.
Created at The Sanctuary, Golf Drive inside the premises of DLF Golf and Country Club, the artwork is called Black Folly. According to the architectural terminology, a folly is a kind of construction that has no practical use.