fool


fool
01. Stop acting like a [fool], and take that toilet seat off your head.
02. My kids [fooled] me into thinking that they had broken the computer, but of course it wasn't true.
03. He is such a [fool]; I can't believe he really thought you would believe him!
04. I felt so [foolish] when I forgot my boss' name at the meeting.
05. Einstein once said that before God we are all equally wise - and equally [foolish].
06. Robert Frost said that a mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a [fool] of him in twenty minutes.
07. Someone once said that a cigarette is a pinch of tobacco wrapped in paper with a fire at one end, and a [fool] at the other.
08. Napoleon once said that impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of [fools].
09. There is an Icelandic proverb which states that useless wisdom is double [foolishness].
10. There is an old expression which observes that you can [fool] some of the people some of the time, but you can't [fool] all the people all of the time.
11. Voltaire considered Shakespeare's works so bad that he referred to the great writer as "that drunken [fool]."
12. Someone once joked, "When a man asks you what you think of him, [fool] him, and give him your honest opinion."
13. He was all dressed up in fancy clothes, trying to look cool, but he just looked like a [fool] to me.
14. You kids need to stop [fooling] around, and do your homework!
15. Passing a car on a curving road is not only [foolish], but extremely dangerous.
16. He [foolishly] tried to drive home from the pub, thinking he could bluff his way through the police roadblock.

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