pusillanimity


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contemptible fearfulness

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Indeed, Thomas gives it no other name; pusillanimity is the closest we come to it.
Many of the members of Bar Councils or of such bodies as the Law Council of Australia have sought their positions for their own professional advancement (such as for appointment as judges or magistrates) or are otherwise peculiarly susceptible to political correctness, particularly at the hands of plangential women barristers who do not forget real or imagined injuries; and perhaps whilst not admiring them one should understand the reasons for their pusillanimity.
He resented the pusillanimity of his fellow Jews and decided that "he who does not resent an insult, deserves it.
As one writer born in Egypt argues in an essay on anti-Americanism, "To subsidize societies which nourish ideologies of hate will not suppress terrorism, rather such pusillanimity will reinforce it.
AMERICAN hawks would dismiss most of the above as a reflection of familiar British liberal pusillanimity, our unflagging belief that we ran the world more intelligently in our centuries than they do in theirs.
WHEN, AT THE AGE OF EIGHTY, Sean O'Casey set out to castigate the pusillanimity (as he saw it) of the Irish intelligentsia in the face of clerical opposition in Behind the Green Curtains, he chose the funeral of Lennox Robinson as a symbolic background scene.
If Doumen had ridden Iris's Gift and failed to kick on when apparently running all over Limestone Lad three out, the baiters would have insisted that only his pusillanimity had got the horse beat.
In a moment of pusillanimity, Dick Gephardt, the leading Democrat in the House of Representatives, threw his support behind Bush's warmaking.
45) I interpreted this extraordinary apparent pusillanimity among note and bond debtors as a measure of how effectively formal written credit instruments embodied the debtor's obligation.
Despite the efforts made in the commemoration of 1940 to praise the actions of the Duke and future king, the image of his indecision, of a certain weakness and pusillanimity marred the picture.
Should I counter her fundamental claim about bioethics, its pusillanimity before power?
Out of his pusillanimity, Falstaff constructs for himself an ability to recognize true qualities.
The account of American hegemony ignores abundant evidence of the incoherence and pusillanimity that actually characterised America's `Balkans' policy between 1990-98.
It is on the basis of Montherlant's fundamental primitivism, his celebration of sensuality, that sport also served an essential social function for Montherlant; it represented an antidote to what Montherlant saw in early 20th century France as the idiocies of bourgeois mores and pusillanimity.
To some (including the reviewer) this synoptic approach, involving as it does minimal editorial intervention, might not be too pleasing, but to others, wedded to the fashionable idea of `mouvance' and the editorial pusillanimity that goes with it, it will no doubt be welcome.