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Gullibility

See also Dupery.
Big Claus
foolishly falls for Little Claus’s falsified get-rich-quick schemes. [Dan. Lit.: Andersen’s Fairy Tales]
Emperor
orders a new outfit from weavers who claim it will be invisible to anyone unworthy of his position. [Dan. Lit.: Andersen “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in Andersen’s Fairy Tales]
Georgette
Mary Richards’ coworker and Ted Baxter’s wife; epitomizes gullibility. [TV: “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in Terrace, II, 70]
Oswald
believes Edmund’s false charges against Edgar. [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
Othello
“thinks men honest that but seem to be so.” [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Peachum, Polly
among others, believes she is Macheath’s wife. [Br. Opera: The Beggar’s Opera]
Quixote, Don
completely taken in by all the tales and plans of his squire and others who humor his delusions. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
Simple Simon
credulous booby. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 387]
Tenderfoot
told that cowpunching is a cinch, is badly hurt when he tries it and is tossed. [Am. Balladry: “The Tenderfoot”]
Urfe, Nicholas
trusts in the specious sincerity of the actors in Conchis’s psychological experiments on him. [Br. Lit.: John Fowles The Magus in Weiss, 279]
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If there's nowt as queer as folk, there's nobody quite so gullible as a freelance journo whose normal judgement is blinded by pound signs flashing before his eyes.
A hearing into two charges against Findlay, relating to laying Gullible Gordon to lose on Betfair at Exeter in October 2008 and Chepstow a year later, took place in London on Wednesday.
In both instances bets on Gullible Gordon to win significantly outweighed the lay element - a fact the BHA acknowledged in releasing details of the charges yesterday.
AS the Tessa Jowell expose unravels, just how gullible do these champagne socialists think we all are?
He is heard off stage before he enters, revealing his hatred of Othello to the gullible Roderigo (played by Stephen Rockwell) and ultimately goading Brabantio (Apollo Dukakis) to investigate the elopement of Brabantio's daughter, Desdemona (Julia Watt), with Othello.
It's because, as was successfully argued by his legal team, the punishment of a half-year ban didn't fit the crime of laying Gullible Gordon on two occasions when Findlay was, and to some tune, a net backer of the Paul Nicholls-trained horse.
The leading owner also admitted to breaking the rules when laying another of his horses, Gullible Gordon, to a stake of pounds 20,000 at Chepstow in October.
As Falstaff's sidekicks Bardolph and Pistol, tenor Greg Fedderly and bass Dean Peterson provided requisite buffoonery, but Ukrainian baritone Vassily Gerello should be more menacing as the gullible Ford, and though the much-touted young Russian tenor Daniil Shtoda, singing Fenton, gained in confidence as the opera progressed, his attractive voice seemed small.
I think these companies must work hand in hand to get poor gullible souls in their grasp.
Findlay's case concerns the Paul Nicholls-trained Gullible Gordon, and the gelding's races at Exeter in October 2008 and Chepstow in October 2009.
HALF an hour later at Warwick it briefly looked as though favourite backers were again going to get their fingers burnt when William Hogarth, who was even shorter than Gullible Gordon at 1-4, drifted to a high of 2.
When things get particularly frenetic, the very walls of Sibyl Wickersheimer's sheet-draped set start to close in, turning the estate of the gullible Orgon (played by P.