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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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We know where the coward got his cowardliness from," adding "the truth hurts...
(10) If one is fearful in the wrong circumstances, one has an excess of fear: the vice of cowardliness. If one fails to be fearful when the circumstances require it, one has a deficiency of fear: the vice of foolhardiness.
Intellectual pride is not an escape from reality; the humility that results from recognition of individuai impotence in opposing the purge is not cowardliness. The glimmer of intelligence is the only memento of a possible resistance.
Cowardliness of people: When women are harassed in public places, the by-standers look other way rather than helping the victims.
In essence, for Ayer and his philosophical compatriots, metaphysics is all nonsense (or impossible) and ethical beliefs or judgments are no more than expressions of someone's emotions for or against something (like honesty, integrity, courage or lying, stealing, and cowardliness).
These would include the failure to develop one's talents, refusal to be productive (sloth), betraying a friend's trust, neglecting to stand up for one's values (family, friends, property) in the face of aggression (cowardliness).
All four of their lives snatched away cruelly and violently by their own father Alan Hawe, 41 - who then, with despicable cowardliness, took his own life - in what was surely one of the most horrific and brutal crimes ever recorded in this country.
In some cases, cowardliness, kindness, and greediness appear so integral to actors' personalities as to make one suspect that these traits are "in the genes." In other cases, these virtues and vices appear to be learned--the products of years of fortunate or unfortunate parenting, schooling, peer pressures, and life experiences.
On-the-field the Southampton display was a by-now familiar tale of incompetence and cowardliness from a group of half-interested players caught in the St James' Park vortex of hope.
In the plays, the Jew is called 'Jew' or 'cifit' Basic characteristics of Cud are his cowardliness, his heavily corrupted Turkish accent, his religiosity and his getaways after being beaten.
Kevin Guthrie projects an endlessly puckish figure whose boyish weakness is made manifest in his cowardliness in the war; in the novel, Ewan is totally grounded, salt of the earth, the archetypal farmer who, like John Guthrie, is tragically exposed to the corrupting effect of vastly superior forces--principally the military war machine which dictates his tragedy.
Her eyes for a moment flashed with contempt at my cowardliness, then she held my gaze.