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 n.  moral weakness; failing; weak point; slight fault
Classic Sentence:
1  But this is a harmless little foible in the English whale-hunters, which the Nantucketer does not take much to heart; probably, because he knows that he has a few foibles himself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
2  took this to be just a foible of the painter's, and it irritated him as it made him lose time.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
3  Now that was tact, for two of the ruling foibles of the masculine mind were touched.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
4  For, these are matters totally beneath a female who is acknowledged by universal admission to be far above the numerous little foibles and weaknesses of her sex.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  "Give me time to collect my wits, Father," said he, with a smile that showed that his father's foibles did not prevent his son from loving and honoring him.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVI
Example Sentence:
1  You should overlook the foible of Lee; no one is perfect.
2  His egocentric foibles didn't bother me much, though we were as different as daylight and dark.
3  The call lasted just 40 seconds, according to police, but is significant primarily for what followed, as a tawdry tale of personal foibles mushroomed into a massive scandal that could bring down a mayor.