silly


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silly

Cricket (of a fielding position) near the batsman's wicket
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He says no one but myself can help me out of it, that I must use my will and self-control and not let any silly fancies run away with me.
First off they thought it was a nigger stealing Uncle Silas's corn--you notice it makes them look silly, now, to find out somebody overheard them say that.
Sometimes I think - you know I always was a silly little thing
The silly ass who owns her,--he's captain too, named Davies,-- he's lost his certificate, or something.
Bennet, "that you should be so ready to think your own children silly.
Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth,--a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self.
We shall get the silly affair on our nerves if we aren't careful.
Who would have thought you would have been so silly,' said he, 'as to put an earthenware stall in the corner of the market, where everybody passes?
It is silly to pretend otherwise amongst ourselves, though we need not own it to other folks.
It was a silly notion: the whole thing has been a bore.
Any one who wasn't a dressed-up silly fool of a Prince could 'ave told all this was goin' to 'appen.
Oh, well," she said, "He was a silly creature, and if I were you, I'd think no more about it.