|Robert Eli plays Hannay, who made his first appearance in John Buchan's 1915 novel, with a nice mix of heroic self-admiration and comic doltishness.
|Rushworth, who marries Maria, is a dolt cut from the same cloth as Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, but his very doltishness makes him fun to read about.
|Politicians have failed to arrive at this basic long-term cure for the disease of doltishness in society.
|Snipping away the doltishness, we find this flattering portrait.
|And, therefore, we have to say loudly that the exploitation by the banks of the new rules which have been introduced in the euro area in order to increase their profits at the expense of our citizens is blatant doltishness.