act foolishly

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Some people do act foolishly, even maliciously, But the vast majority excercise their democratic rights and freedoms peacefully.
The few who don't are depending on GOP hotheads to act foolishly and pull the rug out from under their own side by grossly overstating their case.
Galileo, after reading Bellarmine's response to Foscarini, wrote the Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Lorraine, to be considered a masterpiece of rhetoric and literary style, "to persuade the authorities of the Catholic Church not to act foolishly and condemn Copernican astronomy" (30).
Young people today might - like we all did and, let's be honest, like some of us still do - act foolishly at times.
Many act foolishly, especially when young and immature," Dr Smith said.
He told the crowd: "Many act foolishly along life's journey, especially when young and immature.
Ahmed Khairy, leading figure of the Free Egyptians Party: The arrest of Ahmed Maher - or when those in power act foolishly.
Drink and drugs caused him to act foolishly, magistrates were told.
The debit card is the single most successful and innovative financial product in the last 30 years," he said, arguing that financial institutions in general but credit unions and community banks in particular will act foolishly if they try to limit or stop the way consumers use their debit cards.
She is an outstanding student who continues act foolishly.
And he's not alone: many apparently "smart" people act foolishly a lot of the time.