faintheartedness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n faintheartedness the trait of lacking boldness and courage "faintness of heart and infirmity of purpose"
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Usage

In literature:

His Majesty, bitterly complaining of Pitt's faintheartedness, tried to break the coalition.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Fits of enthusiasm and fits of faintheartedness succeeded each other.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Such habits were of the family of faintheartedness, which he abhorred.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
Their last hope was in my hoped-for faintheartedness.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
It was faintheartedness, sloth, placation, doubt, vagueness and romantical misconception.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Why, if I let that girl drop now, she'd despise me for my faintheartedness.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Faintheartedness is the greatest obstacle to cooperation between churches at the present time.
"Six Thousand Country Churches" by Charles Otis Gill
She showed no faintheartedness at its hardships; far from it.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II." by Charles James Lever
Faintheartedness cannot be strong.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles" by Alfred Plummer
In the third, I say what it is I purpose to speak so as not to be impeded by faintheartedness.
"The New Life (La Vita Nuova)" by Dante Alighieri
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