gutlessness


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the trait of lacking courage and determination

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Instead of leadership we have indecision, gutlessness and broken election promises.
Isn't it rather fear and exhaustion and inertia, gutlessness plain and simple, far far more than that 'love' that the marriage counselors and the songwriters and the psychotherapists are forever dreaming about?
Evans places blame primarily on the candidates who withdrew for their "collective act of gutlessness," the kind of bowing and scraping to the Democratic establishment, such as it is, that has provoked so many primary voters to abandon early favorites like Kerry and Lieberman to support the rebel Howard Dean.
While O'Toole reported that the National Theatre had 'plans to do the other two parts (of a projected Aran Islands triogyl over the next 18 months' (2) it was four years until The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001) was produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company after what appeared to have been a series of acrimonious wrangles with both the National Theatre and the Royal Court; McDonagh stating that their reasons for not staging the play 'smacked of crass stupidity and gutlessness,.
It was British gutlessness that put the Communist dictator there in the first place.
Our gutlessness, our refusal to tell the truth, our fear of being slandered as "anti-Semites" -- the most loathsome of libels against any journalist -- means that we are aiding and abetting terrible deeds in the Middle East.
He exalts our mean-spiritedness, our gutlessness, our banality.
The expected lift off oversteer from a rear-engined machine didn't happen either, for same reasons of gutlessness.
Naylor suggests then, that, for the Nedeed wives and the novel's other dispossessed women, especially, Linden Hills is a site of bourgeois-male gutlessness.
So you can look at the movie one of two ways: that the movie becomes high-minded in its refusal to commit to its sleazy sensibility, or that since it's still clearly cashing in on said sleazy sensibility, its inability to follow through simply underscores the filmmakers' cynicism and gutlessness.
Wine writing today is not honest enough and is fined with false illusion, pandering and gutlessness, where a wine writer might be overwhelmingly gentle to a particular winemaker for fear of alienating him or her.
27) See examples in Ben Bagdikian, "Sheer Gutlessness," Columbia Journalism Review 30 (Nov.
But Democrat gutlessness was actually a moot issue since any move to proactively fix our economic system would never have survived either a Republican filibuster or a Bush administration veto.
Price refused to take any questions at the post-trial press conference, which was either high wisdom or rank gutlessness because he would have taken a justified mauling.