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the quality of lacking a strong character

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43) The spinelessness of the cowardly cur could also function as invective since it ridicules Horace's counterpart for his lack of bravery.
Beginning with that year, Packer tells the story of our time--a story of the treachery of Wall Street, the spinelessness of government officials, and the ruthless disenfranchisement of the middle and lower classes--through individual tales.
Shared omnipresence notwithstanding, Zelig isn't the best pop-cultural exemplar of Lenzner, who evidences none of the agreeable spinelessness of Allen's character.
Today, it''s our turn to bear the cross of austerity, thanks to the mob from the investment banks and spinelessness of governments.
His spinelessness must be blamed on his own character, not on the decadence of a fallen dynasty.
The United States now faces a year-long wrangle over tax and spending, if it is to avoid triggering large automatic cuts which will come as a much greater shock to voters, one imagines, than the spinelessness of their elected representatives.
The implication in one scene, during her final Cabinet meeting, is that she is going mad, and berates everyone, especially her longest-serving minister Geoffrey Howe, for their spinelessness in giving in to poll tax protesters.
His young, innocent mind is yet to comprehend the father's self-centeredness, spinelessness and indifference.
90 extorted from me on Saturday is eloquent testimony to the spinelessness of the party which ruled this country from 1997 to 2010.
LAHORE, May 09, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The Jamaat e Islami chief, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the spinelessness of the rulers against the US threats had brought disgrace and ignominy to the country and the nation, and it was time the masses rose up against these US slaves.
Ministers have always hated backing down on policies, no matter how unpopular, because of the impression it gives of indecision or even spinelessness, and the actual word "U-turn" rarely passes their lips.
The DREAM Act, which would have given children of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, went down to defeat because of a bipartisan bout of spinelessness.
Despite Khartoum's mendacity and UN spinelessness, the SPLM has been extraordinary in its restraint, cleaving with calm but fierce tenacity to the goal of an on-time referendum.
His spinelessness contrasted sharply with the spunk with which John Kenneth Galbraith, the contemporaneous ambassador to India, denounced the war.
Such legislative legerdemain would mark a new low in spinelessness on Capitol Hill, but worse, it would be unconstitutional.