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silly

Cricket (of a fielding position) near the batsman's wicket
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It wasn't silliness on your part to exaggerate this little trifle of love-making into something serious.
There is no silliness about it at all--only the profoundest respect," said Aglaya, very seriously.
Friend," he said, "you have worked so hard with me toward building up our fortune, that, at the moment when we are about to reap the fruits of our labours, it would be a ridiculous piece of silliness in you to allow yourself to be controlled by Aramis, whose cunning you know -- a cunning which, we may say between ourselves, is not always without egotism; or by Athos, a noble and disinterested man, but blase, who, desiring nothing further for himself, doesn't sympathize with the desires of others.
BRITISH and Irish Lions lock Iain Henderson believes his performance against the Hurricanes was "overshadowed by the silliness of a yellow card.
Cambridgeshire coroners officer Paul Garnell said: "In the process of the shutter going up in an act of silliness she reached up and held on.
More sentimental than previous outings, it is saved by Wootton's exuberant silliness.
The Theatre Sports team has entertained crowds with their interactive improvisational silliness in their performances and this time things will not be any different.
We don't all need to be Anwar Abdulrahman to realise the silliness of this case but common sense always prevails.
De Niro urged party campaigners to 'stop the silliness and posturing' and said to 'try stop criticizing and rather help the president, even if you are from another party, the other party.
Exquisite visuals blend with pantomime-style silliness and spooky moments.
Cue much silliness which ranges from the wonderfully inspired to at times verging on shambolic.
O'Keefe will keep you laughing with his ingenious games and silliness.