01. Of course people didn't live at the same time as dinosaurs! Don't be such an [idiot]!
02. The guy is such an [idiot]. He thinks I'm in love with him, but I simply can't stand him.
03. She felt like an [idiot] when she tried to speak Italian, and all the children laughed at her.
04. Some of the tourists that come here ask the most [idiotic] questions.
05. You told her she looked heavier than the last time you saw her? What an incredibly [idiotic] thing to say.
06. The [idiocy] of this government is beyond belief.
07. My neighbor's son is a complete [idiot] who couldn't get a job if his life depended on it.
08. Why do some people treat immigrants like [idiots] just because they have trouble with the language?
09. Gustave Flaubert observed that nothing is more humiliating than to see [idiots] succeed in enterprises we have failed at.
10. Vince Lombardi once said, "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you an [idiot]."
11. The biggest [idiot] is the person who won't ask for help when he needs it.
12. A Danish proverb notes that love has produced some heroes, but many [idiots] too.
13. A Spanish proverb observes that [idiots] can sometimes give good advice.
14. An Arab proverb notes that the wise man speaks of what he sees, the [idiot] of what he hears.
15. Cynthia Heimel once said that when in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative, and acting like the most gigantic [idiot] on Earth.
16. Shakespeare wrote that life "is a tale told by an [idiot], full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
17. What an [idiot] he is. He told me that women aren't smart enough to succeed in business.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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