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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Silly
 
  Silly as calves.
            —Anonymous
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  Silly as an old maid at a marriage.
            —William Congreve
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  You look … as silly as a tumbler when he’s been upside down and has got on his heels again.
            —George Eliot
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  Silly as an owlish roysterer’s glazed stare at the young aurora.
            —George Meredith
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  Silly as a booby.
            —Mason L. Weems
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