silly (adj.) 1
helpless, defenceless, vulnerable
2H6 I.i.223 [York alone, of pirates' plunder] the silly owner of the goods / Weeps over them
3H6 I.i.243 [Queen to King, of herself] which am a silly woman
3H6 II.v.43 [King alone] shepherds looking on their silly sheep
E3 I.i.137 [King Edward as if to King David] Hast thou none to grieve / But silly ladies with thy threat'ning arms?
E3 II.i.18 [Lodowick alone, of the Countess] If she looked pale, 'twas silly woman's fear
E3 IV.ii.29 [King Edward to poor Frenchmen] Poor silly men, much wronged
Luc 166 [of wolves] Now serves the season that they may surprise / The silly lambs [or: simple]
Luc 1812 [of Brutus] He with the Romans was esteemed so / As silly jeering idiots are with kings
R2 V.v.25 [Richard alone] like silly beggars / Who, sitting in the stocks, refuge their shame [F]
TG IV.i.72 [Valentine to Outlaws] Provided that you do no outrages / On silly women
Ven 1098 [of Adonis] If he had spoke, the wolf would leave his prey, / And never fright the silly lamb that day

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