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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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cowardice'

  • Cowardice: other meanings including as a surname, see Coward (disambiguation). Cowardice is a trait wherein fear and excess self-concern override doing or saying
  • 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. The information regarding
  • 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. Lionel Barrymore - Cyril

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'Cowardice' example sentence in quotations

* 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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Cowardice Sample Sentences in News

  • Obama decries 'cowardice, depravity' of Islamic State
    US President Barack Obama decried the "cowardice and depravity" of the Islamic State on Tuesday, saying the apparent burning alive of a Jordanian pilot would only strengthen international resolve to destroy the extremists. "Today, we join the people of Jordan in grieving the loss of one of their own," the president added, as his administration Read more on this news related to 'Cowardice'
  • US condemns 'brutal murder' of blogger
    Washington has condemned the 'brutality and cowardice' of the killing of an American blogger. Read more on this news related to 'Cowardice'
  • US condemns 'brutal murder' of blogger in Bangladesh
    Washington Friday condemned the "brutality and cowardice" of the killing of an American blogger of Bangladeshi origin and called his murder an assault on the country's "proud tradition" of free speech. "The United States condemns in the strongest terms the brutal murder of Avijit Roy," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Read more on this news related to 'Cowardice'

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