Origin of folly
OTHER WORDS FROM follysu·per·fol·ly, noun, plural su·per·fol·lies.
How to use folly in a sentence
To the untrained eye, they look like normal scars; products of the typical follies of youth.Miles Teller’s Movie Star Moment: From the Brink of Death to ‘Whiplash’|Marlow Stern|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, it started with Titicut Follies [about a mental health institution for criminals] which came out in 1967.Legendary Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Shows Us How Berkeley Works|Nico Hines|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Said more directly, taxpayers stand to remain of the hook for future financial follies.Jack Lew and the Obama Administration’s Finance-Friendly Status Quo|Lloyd Green|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hate is such a strong word, but Alan Jacobs nails it with this rant about the follies of group productivity.
No stranger to the follies of the criminal-justice system, Mitnick believes the feds are after the wrong guys.
Whatever my follies may have been as a young man, I am at least incapable of wronging my wife as a married one.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
My serious turn and studious habits have preserved me alike from the follies of dissipation and from the bustle of intrigue.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The follies of youth have a basis in sound reason, just as much as the embarrassing questions put by babes and sucklings.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
Of course, he told Violet none of the follies which had cost poor Kennedy the loss both of popularity and self-respect.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
He was even represented swung up in a basket in his own thinking-shop and giving utterance to innumerable heresies and follies.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
British Dictionary definitions for folly
- evil; wickedness
- lewdness; wantonness