weakhearted

weakhearted

(ˌwiːkˈhɑːtɪd)
adj
faint- or soft-hearted
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Baskerville is a name associated the world over with a devilish hound pursing weakhearted members of the landed gentry to an early grave in one of Sherlock Homes most famous cases.
It's easy to see why Bertoldo, the Italian humor magazine, bought Steinberg's first cartoons in the 1930s; why the editors of the New Yorker, who discovered Steinberg in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (where he was a refugee from Fascist Italy and Romania), jumped in to help secure his American passage in 1942; and why "Wild Bill" Donovan of the OSS pulled strings to see that the weakhearted, nearsighted, mildly "psychoneurotic" Steinberg, who barely spoke English, would become a navy officer (Steinberg was assigned to create demoralizing drawings that would be dropped on Axis territory).
a city of lost children, of failures: the weakhearted, pigeon-toed, transparent lispers, the recently dead who have no name for it, or do not care to name it.