faint-heartedness love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Cowardice; want of courage.


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  • Whether this was achieved by good luck or good management or faint-heartedness is moot and likely to remain so.

    When Kennedy Blinked

  • Some of the words seemed particularly resonant for me at that time: “Take and offer on the Cross our labours, weariness and low spirits and struggles and faint-heartedness . . .”

    The Woman I Was Born to Be

  • Ironically, libertarian and liberal originalists have been among the most dismissive of Justice Scalia's faint-heartedness.

    Howe on Slavery as Punishment and the Original Public Meaning of the 13th Amendment

  • The hero of Troneg spake: “I do it in the hope that if we have a coward on this journey, who through faint-heartedness would run away, that in this stream he may die a shameful death.”

    The Nibelungenlied

  • For if men hate the presumption of those who claim a reputation to which they have no right, they equally condemn the faint-heartedness of those who fall below the glory which is their own.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Do not accuse me of faint-heartedness; if I had gone

    The Magic Skin

  • But if the contrast between self-restraint and appetite is so great, no less startling is that between boldness and faint-heartedness.


  • That you know; and you know too, that she purchased her glory and her greatness not by faint-heartedness, but by choosing to suffer pain and incur dangers in the day of need.


  • Regretting now his faint-heartedness in not letting her know beforehand by some means that he was about to make a new start in the world, and coming to dwell near her, Christopher rang the bell to make inquiries.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Art-world; and tempted by ambition, or barred by faint-heartedness, or driven by necessity, to turn away thence to the vulgar life-track, and the light of common day.

    The Newcomes


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