the commonalty and the nobles) was as to the person who should be chosen to be the king, although it is true that either candidate, the half-witted son of Philip II., Philip Arrhidaeus, or the posthumous son of Alexander by Roxana, opened the prospect of a long regency exercised by one or more of the Macedonian lords.
This enigmatic personage appeared in Islay, and rather had his pretences thrust on him than assumed them; he was half-witted.
censorious self-important half-witted prudes for guidance.
After all, in times of crisis the nation has always looked to censorious self-important half-witted prudes for guidance.
Half-witted men from the almshouse and elsewhere came to see me; but I endeavored to make them exercise all the wit they had, and make their confessions to me; in such cases making wit the theme of our conversation; and so was compensated.