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  • n. Plural form of mollycoddle.


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  • When he said that one's ideas were "rot," when he spoke with contempt of "mollycoddles" -- then indeed one suffered in soul, and had to go back to Shelley and Ruskin to renew one's courage.

    King Coal : a Novel

  • Elsewhere, he worried about producing "mollycoddles instead of vigorous men."

    How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

  • The biggest factor, of course, is how this political class mollycoddles the voter base of unions.

    The Air India Fiasco

  • For me, the singularity of Mr. Rogers is not that he mollycoddles children into believing that the world awaits their blaze of brilliance, or that life is just an exquisitely-wrapped gift waiting to be opened.

    Linda Keenan: How Do I Tell Frank Mr. Rogers Is Dead?

  • It didn't have to do with mere prettiness, and he had zero tolerance, Liane, for the wimps and mollycoddles who shuddered, or even worse, hissed at new music.

    Charles Ives' Rambunctious 'Fourth Of July'

  • I shall not permit myself to be robbed of it simply because a lot of stupid, bourgeois mollycoddles choose to be offended by it.


  • By diligent consultation of American fiction she discovered that this was the only virile and amusing manner in which boys could function; that boys who were not compounded of the gutter and the mining-camp were mollycoddles and unhappy.

    Main Street

  • A little older, a little colder: and already are they mystifiers, and mumblers and mollycoddles.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • To hear some of these mollycoddles prate one who was not acquainted with their weaknesses would imagine these chaps were on intimate terms with players -- who, as a rule, are slow to cultivate new acquaintances, attend strictly to their own business, and do not particularly relish that particular class of hanger-on.

    A Pirate of Parts

  • It is not to be intimated that the Bostonians were mollycoddles.

    Mormon Settlement in Arizona A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert


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