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 Meanings and Examples of COWARD
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coward
 n.  person who lacks courage to face danger; timid
Classic Sentence: (77 in 6 pages)
1  It had been her experience that the liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
2  "I never said Ashley was a coward," said Melanie, her eyes beginning to flash.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
3  I'm afraid I'm a little coward.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
4  And while I may endure a trollop for a wife, I won't endure a coward.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIII
5  "I'm not a coward," she cried, stung out of her fear.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIII
6  I've never known an Irishman to be a coward.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIII
7  "It's you who are the coward," he repeated, catching her hands in his.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
8  It was ridiculous to be flying like an emotional coward from an infatuation his reason had conquered.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
9  I am no coward, but what to make of this head-peddling purple rascal altogether passed my comprehension.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
10  Frighted Jonah trembles, and summoning all his boldness to his face, only looks so much the more a coward.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
11  Though no coward, he has never yet shown any part of him but his back, which rises in a long sharp ridge.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
12  But I am not a brave man; never said I was a brave man; I am a coward; and I sing to keep up my spirits.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
13  Celina's husband was a fool, a coward, and a pig, and to prove it to her, Victor intended to hammer his head into a jelly the next time he encountered him.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXIX
14  The biggest coward I ever knew as called Lyon; and his wife, Patience, would scold you out of hearing in less time than a hunted deer would run a rod.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 6
15  He followed in the steps of a flying coward, and fell into a snare.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 23
Example Sentence:
1  Fortune smiles upon the brave and frowns upon the coward.
2  You are the greatest enemy if you are a coward, but if you are brave, you are your greatest friend.
3  A valiant man's look is more than a coward's sword.
4  Necessity and oportunity may make a coward valient.
5  This coward is always hiding and pointing fingers, you never see him in front of any real challenges.
6  He is a coward and a very evil man who works in stealth to destroy anyone who disagrees with him.
7  He described the detention without trial of political opponents as a cowardly act.
8  A courageous foe is better than a cowardly friend.
9  It is only the greathearted who can be true friends; the mean and the cowardly can never know what true friendship is.
10  To declare war against the small island state looks like the action of a cowardly nation.
11  This was a particularly brutal and cowardly attack.
12  The judge said Moura showed a violent personality, unsuited to living in society and that the killing was carried out in a violent and cowardly manner.
13  They felt cowardly and treacherous to the last degree when Potter said: "You've been mighty good to me, boys -- better'n anybody else in this town."."