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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.
I think now that he was the silliest creature I ever met; he had developed in the most wonderful way the distinctive silliness of man without losing one jot of the natural folly of a monkey.
"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.
Nicola said Lucas "went over the balcony" in a "moment of silliness" after she asked the boys to help clean up the apartment.
Described by audiences as 'electric', 'brave', 'heart-breaking yet hilarious' and 'the cheapest therapy I ever got!' Bost-Uni Plues is an explosion of energy, honesty, dance, movement, techno, and plain silliness that explores life after graduation.
`Tis the season for some singalong silliness with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog.
The Irish comic novel is a recent but much-needed addition to the canon of the Emerald Isle, and The Pleasures of Queueing is a perfect prototype of the kind of metaphor-strewn silliness one can expect from such.
into when relegated an Edinburgh BT Sport will show live coverage of tonight's Edinburgh derby and on MacLean's actions, Horgan said: "It is just a bit of silliness, trying to get an extra edge - but this time the cameras have caught him.
Former Livingston boss David Hopkin branded the competition "beyond silliness", highlighting the logistical problems for part-time Highland League teams in facing teams from other countries.
Get ready for some Stone Age singalong silliness as Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo go on their most roarsome adventure yet.
The same silliness was displayed in the Raymond Davis case.