All his Irish wit had left him, and he did not feel certain his fare were not softies.
After all, the Platform was a construction job and the men who worked on it were not softies.
The Sergeant looked at Marny, relaxed the scowl about his eyebrows, and smiled; such "softies" seemed rare to him.
Do you want men up and down the State to laugh at you and jeer at you for a pack of softies and imbeciles?
We'd be a pack of softies if we let Grandall and Murky, and the rest, get away, after all we know now!
Speaking generally, the boys were divided into two sets or rings—the "stand-patters" and the "softies."