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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COWARDICE

Perhaps the quiet of his boy had not been altogether the quiet of cowardice.

He fell on the floor, and in weakness mixed with cowardice lay where he fell.

She stood against the door, and accused them of cowardice—taunted them.

What is to be said about the folly and cowardice of the suicide's act?

He was buried at Dublin, with an epitaph recording his cowardice.

But by this cowardice all he gained was the King's contempt.

These few words had sufficed to shame me heartily of my cowardice.

Bewulf dies, and Wiglaf bitterly reproaches his companions for their cowardice.

Cowardice is catching and will run through an army like the putrid fever.'

Where, truly, in man, is the line that separates courage from cowardice?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French coardise (13c.), from coard, coart (see coward) + noun suffix -ise.

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