False values and fatuous
words: these are the worst monsters for mortals-- long slumbereth and waiteth the fate that is in them.
The man to win her is he who calls loudly for his drink, without a "Please" or a "Thank you," throws his hat at the back of his head, gulps down half his glass, and, while drawing breath for the other half, takes a hard, indifferent look at her, and in an off-hand voice throws her some fatuous
, mirthless jest.
Rokoff," she said, "had you attempted to force me to submit to your evil desires, but that you should be so fatuous
as to believe that I, wife of John Clayton, would come to you willingly, even to save my life, I should never have imagined.
I am, of course, a mere student," said I, with a fatuous
smile, "hardly more, I might say, than an earnest inquirer.
Several other women also chimed in, with an animus which none of them would have been so fatuous
as to show but for the rollicking evening they had passed.
You may throw the great switch that will give you the freedom of the air of Okar, and then, in fatuous
security, go on with thy red princess to the freedom of--death.
Those that come through the gate of ivory are fatuous
, but those from the gate of horn mean something to those that see them.
It might have been a Carlist committee meeting of a particularly fatuous
Then he turned his own rather fatuous
face to the company.
Certainly, in the opinion of Hirst and Hewet, who lay back in long arm-chairs in the middle of the hall, with their coffee-cups beside them, and their cigarettes in their hands, the evening was unusually dull, the women unusually badly dressed, the men unusually fatuous
Sir,--I have read with amusement, not wholly unmixed with some less complimentary emotion, the complacent and wholly fatuous
letter of James Wilson MacPhail which has lately appeared in your columns upon the subject of the blurring of Fraunhofer's lines in the spectra both of the planets and of the fixed stars.
We sat about that big round table as if assembled for a conference and looked at each other in a sort of fatuous