COWARDICE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COWARDICE
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cowardice
 n.  lack of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; lack of spirit
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  War romances, war weddings, deaths in hospitals and on the field, incidents of camp and battle and march, gallantry, cowardice, humor, sadness, deprivation and hope.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  What Melanie said was no more than Scarlett had been thinking but hearing it put into words infuriated her, shamed her as if her secret cowardice was written plainly in her face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
3  She had made many sharp remarks about his cowardice and the memory of them made her feel guilty.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
4  Perhaps it was cowardice that kept me away so long.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
5  reproaching them for cowardice or commending their.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
6  He had not forgotten a whit of their cowardice and cruelty but the memory of it called forth no anger from him.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
7  It was not conscience that made me do so: it was a sort of cowardice.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
8  Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
9  Thin-lipped wisdom spoke at her from the worn chair, hinted at prudence, quoted from that book of cowardice whose author apes the name of common sense.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
10  His mood of cowardice had passed away.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
11  Don't imagine, though, it was cowardice made me slink away from the officer; I never have been a coward at heart, though I have always been a coward in action.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
12  I did not slink away through cowardice, but through an unbounded vanity.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
13  The general and colonel looked sternly and significantly at one another like two fighting cocks preparing for battle, each vainly trying to detect signs of cowardice in the other.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX
14  During the first period of his service, hard as he tried and much as he reproached himself with cowardice, he had not been able to do this, but with time it had come of itself.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XIV
15  As the period fixed for our marriage drew nearer, whether from cowardice or a prophetic feeling, I felt my heart sink within me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
Example Sentence:
1  It is an act of moral cowardice for a society to neglect its poor.
2  The terrorist action has been condemned as an act of barbarism and cowardice.
3  He said many of the men who were shot for cowardice were in fact suffering from shell shock.
4  Such an act of cowardice by an officer shames his whole regiment.