coward


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an ignoble, uncourageous person

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English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)

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Perhaps," said the Lion thoughtfully, "if I had no heart I should not be a coward.
They really are," said the Lion, "but that doesn't make me any braver, and as long as I know myself to be a coward I shall be unhappy.
Thou shootest better than that coward knave Robin Hood, that dared not show his face here this day.
And now, when I tell thee of how his blindness came to be, thou wilt know, beyond question, that the daughter of Kinoos cannot mother the children of a coward such as thou art, Negore.
In the day I saw thee a coward; in the night, when all men fought, even the boys not yet hunters, I saw thee not and knew thee doubly a coward.
Nor was I coward when I journeyed, a young man and alone, up the Yukon farther than man had ever been, so far that I came to another folk, with white faces, who live in a great fort and talk speech other than that the Russians talk.
Even now are they upon the trail, and I am here, Negore, but no coward.
Kamo-tah is dead and cannot speak for thee, and I know only what I know, and I must know thee of my own eyes for no coward.
Since, if base fear his dastard step withdraws, From death he cannot fly:--One common grave Receives, at last, the coward and the brave.
Your honour," answered he, "may call me coward, or anything else you please.
Coward that I might be, I was less a coward than he.
Bad" in the master-morality must be applied to the coward, to all acts that spring from weakness, to the man with "an eye to the main chance," who would forsake everything in order to live.
But base and crafty cowards, are like the arrow that flieth in the dark.
But will he die a coward or will he find the strength to confront his past?
FORMER BHA chief executive Nic Coward is to leave his role as general secretary of the Premier League at the end of August.