follies follies  /ˈfɑ liz/


  • (n) a revue with elaborate costuming


  • It means the Ziegfeld Follies, the follies of people in love, and the follies one commits by not fully knowing who one is or what one wants.


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  1. "He saw through our foibles, he exposed our follies, he exposed our vanities and our inconsistencies - and that was just the Liberal Party," Mr Rudd said. "I suspect my colleagues would quietly confess that once you'd felt the sharp end of...
    on Nov 12, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Daily Telegraph

  2. "The idea is that when governments begin to understand the follies of what they did in the past, they will ensure it's not done in the future," said Farber. "It's certainly not too late. We're talking 65 years later - that's a drop in the...
    on May 13, 2008 By: Bernie Farber Source: News1130

  3. "This is a government desperate to repair the damage that its own follies have committed," Ignatieff said. "Parliament should not have been shut down. Canadians are prepared to get Parliament back to work. Why is the prime minister not...
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Michael Ignatieff Source:

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