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  • With fatuous beaming he described a night at Barney’s; without any success whatever he tried to be funny; and when Madeline lectured him on the evils of liquor and the evils of association with immoral persons, he was for once relieved.
  • They talked, tremendously, and he listened with fatuous enthusiasm to opinions which, had Leora produced them, he would have greeted with "That’s a damn’ silly remark!"
  • Once a woman, never explained, a woman with wild ungathered hair, ran by them shrieking, "My little boy—" They came to the market, a hundred stalls under a long corrugatediron roof, with stone pillars bearing the fatuous names of the commissioners who had built it—by voting bonds for the building.

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  • We could always count on her to make a fatuous remark about the day’s headlines.
  • The blogger is not wholly fatuous.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden

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