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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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.
At least Sheriffs John Hanlin of Douglas County, Dave Daniel of Josephine County and Tim Mueller of Linn County have been honest about their cowardliness.
He said: "The callousness and cowardliness of this attack is unbelievable.
Unlike the ambiguous trope of fever, whose cause may be external, self-induced drunkenness is a purely negative marker of weakness: failure of nerve, cowardliness, and dereliction of duty.
Moreover, they might have underreported the perpetration of physical violence because this type of behavior could be interpreted as a symptom of cowardliness and a lack of manliness (Anderson, 2010), and not as a masculine trait.
26) How much more so when lying is covering up for evil, transgressions, cowardliness, injustice.
I have an impression that nobody cares whose land archbishop Timotej is protecting so persistently --whether it is church, state or land under the protection of the United Nations or if he is defending us all from the cowardliness that we are not allowed to say--wait men of power, guzzlers, not everything in this country is yours.
According to the caliph, these are stinginess (bukhl), haughtiness (zahw), and cowardliness (jubn), qualities detestable in a man.
Despite examples of Gary's apparent cowardliness, he is also shown to possess an ability to face up to difficult situations.
He encouraged the local channels to avoid delivering fabricated, false information and prevent themselves from getting involved in violating copyrights, staying away from laziness, cowardliness, hatred, or any criminal act.