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No one would think of biting such a little thing, except a coward like me," continued the Lion sadly.
"Negore, the Coward," he heard Illiha, a young woman, laugh, and Sun-ne, his sister's daughter, laughed with her.
but base little Pip, he died a coward; died all a'shiver; --out upon Pip!
If you love Latin, I will repeat you some fine lines out of Horace, which would inspire courage into a coward.
Can you pity my weakness if I confess to having felt a pang at my heart when I read that part of your letter which calls Frank a coward and a villain?
Perhaps I was the only one in the office who fancied that I was a coward and a slave, and I fancied it just because I was more highly developed.
Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss,
"Death loves a coward," said the Bear, and went forward to fight the flood.
Acknowledge, that if Albert is brave, he cannot be a coward; he must then have had some reason for acting as he did this morning, and confess that his conduct is more heroic than otherwise."
Where my jeddak leads I will follow, nor may any jeddak call me a coward or a craven unless I refuse to go where he dares to go.
Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose misapplication of the word.
Where attempts have not been made to reconcile the two moralities, they may be described as follows:--All is GOOD in the noble morality which proceeds from strength, power, health, well-constitutedness, happiness, and awfulness; for, the motive force behind the people practising it is "the struggle for power." The antithesis "good and bad" to this first class means the same as "noble" and "despicable." "Bad" in the master-morality must be applied to the coward, to all acts that spring from weakness, to the man with "an eye to the main chance," who would forsake everything in order to live.