Origin of foible
Examples from the Web for foible
Not that I particularly wish to know; because curiosity is a foible that I detest.Single Life|John Baldwin Buckstone
Mrs. Vint had pricked his conscience, but she had wounded his foible.
Apart from trickery and fraud, to imitate seems to be a foible of humanity.Windows, A Book About Stained & Painted Glass|Lewis F. Day
However, curiosity is the foible of her sex, and I accompanied her daily to the encampment without a murmur.Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men|Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Vagueness was his foible, the relaxation of an intellect uncomfortably keen.The Helpmate|May Sinclair
Word Origin for foible
1640s, "weak point of a sword blade" (contrasted to forte), from French foible (n.), from obsolete foible (adj.) "weak," from Old French foible "feeble," dissimilated from Lain flebilis (see feeble). Extended sense of "weak point of character" is first recorded 1670s. Related: Foibles.