folly folly  /ˈfɑ li/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
  2. (n) a stupid mistake
  3. (n) the quality of being rash and foolish
  4. (n) foolish or senseless behavior

Usage(s):

  1. The Bi-Autogo does enjoy the historical distinction of being the first V8-powered vehicle ever built in Detroit, so you could argue it is the beginning of an even greater folly.
  2. Slaughterhouse-Five: For Vonnegut, man's worst folly is a persistent attempt to adjust, smoothly, rationally, to the unthinkable.
  3. In a post-dot-bomb society, you gotta love that Kordestani and the rest of the Google team didn't follow the folly of so many others and succumb to an IPO right away.

News

  1. Folly Beach preps residents for hurricane season

    The City of Folly Beach is making sure its residents are ready for hurricane season 2013.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Live 5 News Charleston

  2. Mark Streit Contract Shows That Paul Holmgren Hasn't Learned from Past Mistakes

    The Philadelphia Flyers are already over the salary cap limit for the 2013-14 season, so it only seemed logical to add another anchor to books by signing Mark Streit. The Flyers' latest folly makes little sense, and it proves that Paul Holmgren hasn't learned from his past mistakes. Once the deal is official on July 5, Streit will have been signed to an over-35 contract that will pay him $5.25 ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Folly Beach council members say they're not dysfunctional

    This week's cover story took a look at three challenges facing Folly Beach: 1. the eroding shoreline, 2. more…
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Charleston City Paper

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Quotes

  1. "When she was alive, we completely took for granted her unrivaled love of life, laughter, fun and folly. She was our guardian, friend and protector," Harry said. "She never once allowed her unfaltering love us to go unspoken or...
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Prince Harry Source: FOXNews

  2. "If for some reasons they continue down their course of folly toward nuclear ambition, then I would take military action if that's available to us," Romney said during a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. Wallinger said: "Brian Haw is a most remarkable man who has waged a tireless campaign against the folly and hubris of our government's foreign policy. Bring home the troops, give us back our rights, trust the people."
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Mark Wallinger Source: Scotsman

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