Origin of foolish
Examples from the Web for foolishness
At the first glance I saw she had been punished for her foolishness.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"This is foolishness," Reid said after the vote of the continued obstinacy.
Washington lectures London on the foolishness of debating process instead of getting to grips with real problems?
Outside of those examples, though, the idea that anyone is losing freedoms in this country is foolishness.Behind Court Challenge to Health Care Lies the Right’s ‘Freedom Fetish’|Michael Tomasky|March 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Neo-soul singer Jill Scott has little time for “foolishness.”
Though I laughed at my foolishness, I somehow suspected that she now viewed me with distinct misgiving.The Golden Face|William Le Queux
How the great cable must have simpered with the foolishness of it.The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
He quit on account of a girl, sez Horace; an then I stopped my foolishness, an settled down to get the story out of him.Friar Tuck|Robert Alexander Wason
Is it not the same old guilt, the same sophistry and foolishness, here in New York, that it always has been?Humanity in the City|E. H. Chapin
But officials live long, and the most robust ministry dies early, and the wisdom of one cabinet is foolishness to the next.The Book of the Bush|George Dunderdale
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Word Origin and History for foolishness
Idioms and Phrases with foolishness
see penny wise and pound foolish.