Origin of cowardly
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“It was cowardly, the way Chris and Guy went about this,” Ioffe said.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For them, the cowardly cynicism of the status quo will do just fine.
According to the historian John Saunders, he was a “weak, vain, incompetent and cowardly” leader.In Threatening Baghdad, Militants Seek to Undo 800 Years of History|Justin Marozzi|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There, the beloved characters would emerge: the Cowardly Lion singing about courage and the Scarecrow dancing with the crows.
In one letter to a friend he writes, “I dig my foxholes down to a cowardly depth.”‘Salinger,’ the Documentary on Reclusive Author J.D. Salinger, Premieres at Telluride|Marlow Stern|September 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I hesitated, but felt that I must not be cowardly if I wished for us to escape; and so I asked him to light a match again.Brownsmith's Boy|George Manville Fenn
We thought it a cowardly thing to do, under the circumstances.Old Times on the Upper Mississippi|George Byron Merrick
The boys burst into a cheer, and Barton, crouching in cowardly panic in the engine room, knew by this sound that all was well.The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam|John Henry Goldfrap
Duplicity—the refuge of the weak and the cowardly, but of the disarmed, too!Victory|Joseph Conrad
"Don't make any more wishes," said the Cowardly Lion sternly.The Royal Book of Oz|L. Frank Baum