n.a word used for misbehaving children
be knocked silly
Don't be silly!
Stop playing silly buggers and help me lift this.
Don't refer to your sister AS a silly cow!
Sometimes she wept bitterly, but even AS she wept she wAS saying to herself: Silly fool, wetting hankies! AS if that would get you anywhere!
It was silly of him to take a wild swipe AT the ball and sky it miles over the bar.
It is silly of him to take a wild swipe AT the ball and sky it miles over the bar.
The silly clowns AT the circus amused the children.
High wATer AT Dublin bar, driving before it a loose drift of rubble, fanshoals of fishes, silly shells
It is silly to BE a slave to social conventions.
As we BEcame acquainted, she confided how frustrating it was to BE married 32 years to a man who often called her “a silly woman.”
Her cousins may BE silly creatures, but they'll BE company for her and help to amuse her.