The playground, especially among little boys, is a place of cowardice and conformity.
How tragic that one of her last acts as principal will reward someone who epitomizes that cowardice.
The term remains a handy tag we stick on deeds which in our beguilement or cowardice we cannot or will not confront.
In the back of their patrol car, with her hands cuffed behind her, she mocks their cowardice.
Like Obama he faced accusations of dithering and cowardice, particularly from his great rival Theodore Roosevelt.
When men see our cowardice, what can they think but that we must know that we have cause to be afraid?
I am only ashamed of the cowardice that dared not do it in face of all the world.
He laughed aloud, taunted his assailants with cowardice, and continued firing.
“Something has been said about cowardice and sneaking,” said Whalley, getting up.
Stood face to face with the Rebels at Elmira, and never evinced the slightest degree of cowardice.
c.1300, from Old French coardise (13c.), from coard, coart (see coward) + noun suffix -ise.
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. [Ernest Hemingway, "Men at War," 1942]