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  • noun The characteristic of being half-hearted.


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  • But I do not fear the word rupture — rupture with habits of thought, with ideas, with behaviors of the past that have prevented us from advancing, from grasping the future between our two arms … I want rupture with intellectual conformity … I want rupture with halfheartedness, I want rupture with conservatism, I want rupture with immobility.

    Un Homme in Full

  • DeFarge, in her brisk, acerbic way, watches him pace and yanks him out of his halfheartedness and encroaching depression.

    The WritingYA Weblog: TBR3: A Tale of Two Cities - Sighing for Versailles

  • Through this halfheartedness the anti-Semitic line of the Christian Social Party lost its value.

    Mein Kampf

  • Unfortunately the navy leadership was itself infectedwith the spirit of halfheartedness.

    Mein Kampf

  • The weakness and halfheartedness of the position taken in oldGermany toward so terrible a phenomenon may be evaluated as a visible signof a people's decay.

    Mein Kampf

  • Out of the vast number of devastating evils for which this institutionwas directly or indirectly responsible, I shall pick only a single one whichis most in keeping with the inner essence of this most irresponsible institutionof all times: the terrible halfheartedness and weakness of the politicalleaders of the Reich both at home and abroad, which, primarily attributableto the activities of the Reichstag, developed into one of the chief reasonsfor the political collapse.

    Mein Kampf

  • The reason, however, for this disgraceful failure on the partof the state was not that it did not recognize the danger, but rather ina cowardice crying to high Heaven and the resultant halfheartedness of alldecisions and measures.

    Mein Kampf

  • A further example of the halfheartedness and weakness ofthe leaders of pre-War Germany in meeting the most important vital questionsof the nation is the following: running parallel to the political, ethical, and moral contamination of the people, there had been for many years a noless terrible poisoning of the health of the national body.

    Mein Kampf

  • What struck me was their halfheartedness in the effort!



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