Origin of cowardice
Examples from the Web for cowardice
But when I look out over the crowd now, I also see that they are trapped—trapped by their cowardice.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the end he told the general he should shoot himself for his cowardice.
But Boehner and the Republicans refused, completely out of cowardice and to spite Obama.
In the back of their patrol car, with her hands cuffed behind her, she mocks their cowardice.
“I think it comes from idiocy and cowardice,” said Whedon of the female superhero problem.Fear of a Minority Superhero: Marvel's Obsession with White Guys Saving the World|Marlow Stern|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The display of cowardice was needless, for the Indian rapidly overtracked him.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
Monsieur bores me, and I am angry with him for having, out of cowardice, disparaged me so grossly in talking with Madame.A Chambermaid's Diary|Octave Mirbeau
The journalists then accused him of cowardice—of fearing to trust his reputation to public discussion.Paris: With Pen and Pencil|David W. Bartlett
Swartwout, perhaps inspired by Jackson, later confirmed this public impression of Wilkinson's cowardice.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
No living being met her eye; and, ashamed of her cowardice, she resumed her seat.Canadian Crusoes|Catherine Parr Traill
British Dictionary definitions for cowardice
Word Origin and History for 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]