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- n. base timidity; cowardliness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Base timidity; cowardliness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dastardliness; base cowardice.
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Jasper started to his feet, unable to remain sitting in the midst of so much dastardy.
They live over the mountains and they have dastardy orgiastic rites and eat babies sometimes.
And in anguished silence should they bear the punishment he would mete out to them, or else in no less anguished speech themselves proclaim their own dastardy to the world.
Those amorous nations were consistent; with them all was God, even Fear and its dastardy, even crime and its bacchanals.
"We cannot allow this dastardy act to go unpunished."
The Guardian details a number of raw humint reports on Iranian dastardy, then makes a curious claim for its other sources:
In conclusion, in mercenaries dastardy is most dangerous; in auxiliaries, valour.
But, darn it all, this just ain't nothing, especially consider what that dastardy doofus but so silver tongued he talked almost every Democrat into voting for the Iraq War, the Patriot Act (including Obama), and so many other things Bush did.
The Lady laughed, and said: "Well, Otto, I know not; that which thou deemest dastardy in him may be but prudence and wisdom, and he an alien, far from his friends and nigh to his foes.