faint-heartedness


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faint-heart·ed

(fānt′här′tĭd)
adj.
Deficient in conviction or courage; timid.

faint′-heart′ed·ly adv.
faint′-heart′ed·ness n.

faint-heartedness

or

faintheartedness

n
lack of courage
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faint-heartedness

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A characteristic sound, however,--neither a cough nor a hem, but a kind of rumbling and reverberating spasm in somebody's capacious depth of chest; --impelled her to hurry forward, with that aspect of fierce faint-heartedness so common to women in cases of perilous emergency.
But they are nothing compared to our lack of confidence and faint-heartedness in reference to our progeny.
To hang on to our title, we have to come to grounds such as Sardis Road and show no fear or faint-heartedness.