Coward

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Coward

Sir Noël (Pierce). 1899--1973, English dramatist, actor, and composer, noted for his sophisticated comedies, which include Private Lives (1930) and Blithe Spirit (1941)
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They are breaking up,'' said the Prince in a whisper to Fitzurse; ``their fears anticipate the event, and this coward Prior is the first to shrink from me.
Seeing what was going on, Don Quixote said in an angry voice, "Discourteous knight, it ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself; mount your steed and take your lance" (for there was a lance leaning against the oak to which the mare was tied), "and I will make you know that you are behaving as a coward.
Make no noise, sir, unless you wish me to consider you as one of the men of whom you spoke just now as cowards, who take their weakness for a shield.
Pray learn, Monsieur Olivain, that people like us are not to be served by cowards.
But base and crafty cowards, are like the arrow that flieth in the dark.
Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose misapplication of the word.
Can you pity my weakness if I confess to having felt a pang at my heart when I read that part of your letter which calls Frank a coward and a villain?
Since I have learned that I have learned something else--what a cad and what a coward I have been all my life.
Perhaps I was the only one in the office who fancied that I was a coward and a slave, and I fancied it just because I was more highly developed.
He is a coward, indeed," grumbled the host, drawing near to D'Artagnan, and endeavoring by this little flattery to make up matters with the young man, as the heron of the fable did with the snail he had despised the evening before.
No one would think of biting such a little thing, except a coward like me," continued the Lion sadly.
I never thought much about fear and that sort of thing--never tried to determine whether I was a coward or brave man; but the other night as we lay in the jungle there after poor D'Arnot was taken, and those jungle noises rose and fell around us I began to think that I was a coward indeed.