Thou, who, to my thinking, art beyond all doubt a dullard
, without early rising or night watching or taking any trouble, with the mere breath of knight-errantry that has breathed upon thee, seest thyself without more ado governor of an island, as though it were a mere matter of course.
The men, pitching forward insanely, had burst into cheerings, moblike and barbaric, but tuned in strange keys that can arouse the dullard
and the stoic.
and the Story Girl was wont to render it with such dramatic intensity and power that the veriest dullard
among her listeners could not have missed its force and significance.
David was always a quiet, orderly boy and for a long time was thought by the people of Wines- burg to be something of a dullard
A quick brain and a better education elsewhere showed the boy very soon that his grandsire was a dullard
, and he began accordingly to command him and to look down upon him; for his previous education, humble and contracted as it had been, had made a much better gentleman of Georgy than any plans of his grandfather could make him.
The development, however, irked the staffers and the Oyo State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), who protested the portrayal of members as dullards
and incompetent, with some of the staffers complaining to Nigerian Tribune that they never could have failed the test, alleging a hidden agenda on the part of government.
Was there ever a country with so many dullards
wandering around congratulating themselves on their own stupidity while stopping occasionally to check that their microphones are in working order and they've got the spelling correct?
The campmates may not have been total dullards
but it's not exactly been thrill-a-minute.
Throw over-protective PR advisers into the mix and we're getting a sporting cast-list of dullards
He arrives, nonchalantly, with an entourage of dullards
and saunters in with no fanfare, no charisma and zero tension in the build up for the brief spat we're about to witness.
The politicians who fail to make a mark are the those dullards
in all parties, who roll off the production line, always obedient to the line of their bosses - fearful that any display of individual thought will end their careers.
People seem stuck in a 1960s time-warp, as though they have not spotted that the dumbing down of racing on TV merely parallels the fact that much terrestrial programming is aimed at dullards
watching the even duller.