One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In each of these institutional developments Kay met with and overcame opposition and faint-heartedness, rallied the support of the faithful, inveigled co-operation, and prevailed.’
- ‘The question, then, is how we build on this epiphany; now is no time for faint-heartedness.’
- ‘His decision smacked of faint-heartedness - something they can sniff a mile away - and played into their hands.’
- ‘Calling someone an ‘appeaser ‘is a dreadful insult, one implying, faint-heartedness, limp-wristedness, lily-liveredness, and all the rest.’’
- ‘Faint heart never won fair lady, and Zeynep Ucbasaran, the lady at the piano here, certainly cannot, herself, be accused of faint-heartedness in tackling this most demanding programme.’
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