Cowardice

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Cowardice Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the trait of lacking courage

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  • the trait of lacking courage

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  • Cowardice: Cowardice is a trait wherein fear and excess self-concern override doing or saying what is right, good and of help to others or oneself in ...
  • The Brand of Cowardice: The Brand of Cowardice is a 1916 silent film starring Lionel Barrymore and released thru Metro Pictures . It is a lost film ...
  • Learning to Cope with Cowardice: Learning to Cope With Cowardice is the debut album of vocalist Mark Stewart , released in 1983 through On-U Sound Records . Accolades ...

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* Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark. - Samuel Johnson

* A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart. - Pietro Aretino

* It could be that our faithlessness is a cowering cowardice born of our very smallness, a massive failure of imagination... If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed. - Annie Dillard


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  • President Zeman: Cowardice rampant in Czech society
    Cowardice is rampant in the Czech society, according to President Miloš Zeman. Speaking at a gathering of Czech WWII veterans at Prague Castle on Wednesday, Mr Zeman said there were few Czech people willing to risk their health or lives in defence of their country. The president also thanked the veterans... Read more on this news related to 'Cowardice'
  • ‘Greatest escape’ not an act of cowardice, says AFP
    After the Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Force called the "greatest escape" an act of "cowardice" the Armed Forces of the Philippines responded that they were only doing their mandate for the United Nations and the Republic of the Philippines. Read more on this news related to 'Cowardice'
  • Killed by US congressional cowardice
    We tend to think of war as resulting from an excess of aggression or disorderliness or rebellion. Western academics hunt in the genes of foreigners and study chimpanzees to find the root of the nastiness. Read more on this news related to 'Cowardice'

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