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He exhorted his hearers to imitate the example of Paris, and accused the royal officers of indolence and pusillanimity.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
England then might, with more reason, reproach her own rulers for pusillanimity than the Corsicans for ingratitude.
THE LIFE OF HORATIO LORD NELSONROBERT SOUTHEY
Comments were very freely made on the energy displayed by commanders in some instances, in contrast with pusillanimity in others.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THIRTY-NINE YEARS IN THE ARMYCHARLES ALEXANDER GORDON
The Elector's struggle with himself was long and violent, but pusillanimity and self-interest for awhile prevailed.
THE THIRTY YEARS WAR, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
But the pusillanimity which I have observed among the so-called Liberals has given me cause for reflection.
GHOSTSHENRIK IBSEN
He was a bold man, and his indignation, in view of the pusillanimity of his uncle, at last overleaped his prudence.
HERNANDO CORTEZJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The Revolution in Paris, it is well known, owed its success entirely to the pusillanimity of the men of the royal family.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NO. 411, JANUARY 1850VARIOUS
And therefore much Laughter at the defects of others is a signe of Pusillanimity.
LEVIATHANTHOMAS HOBBES
The citizens of Prague were indignant at the pusillanimity of Frederic.
THE EMPIRE OF AUSTRIA; ITS RISE AND PRESENT POWERJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Ferdinand was enraged at what he considered the pusillanimity of the king.
THE EMPIRE OF AUSTRIA; ITS RISE AND PRESENT POWERJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
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WORDS RELATED TO PUSILLANIMITY

  • chickenheartedness
  • cold feet
  • cowardliness
  • cravenness
  • dastardliness
  • faint-heartedness
  • faintheartedness
  • fear
  • fearfulness
  • funk
  • mousiness
  • pusillanimity
  • unmanliness
  • wimpiness
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