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 MelvilleGet 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 KafkaGet 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 AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
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 DickensGet 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 TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVI