In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We are all courageous and cowardly, depending on the hour and the day.
- Making unfounded claims in a public forum - a press conference no less - are the actions of a very weak and cowardly man.
- They think we are weak, cowardly people who will be intimidated and scared off by their mistreatment of our prisoners.
- They are dull, slow, sober and fearful characters with a weak pulse and a cowardly, slothful disposition.
- His neighbors are too small, too weak, too cowardly, or too troubled to take care of him themselves.
- As it happens this war is being fought in a rather cowardly manner.
- Were the librarians who filed the complaint responsible and courageous, or cowardly and unprofessional?
- I'd never felt so cowardly before in my life until that moment.
- There is more foolishness, more cowardly hearts, less courage, lack of appreciation and gratitude and less politeness.
- A timid or cowardly person would never take that leap.
- Sure she knew he loved her, but he was too cowardly to admit it.
- She was apparently on a vain quest to appeal to the man that he once was, trying to beg his soft, weak, cowardly side for mercy.
- I also, typically, want to be a good person, to be courageous rather than cowardly, fair rather than unjust, and the like.
- The more cowardly completely lost courage, but the more able and subtle did not think it necessary to give up.
- A strange country where the military lost their power but none of the cowardly politicians had the courage to tell them.
- Kay has left Benjamin before because he's weak and cowardly.
- The Prime Minister was too cowardly to visit the chamber while rebels wrecked his legislation.
- And the higher up you get in education the more cowardly you become.
- Finally, irritated with myself for being so cowardly to turn away, I looked back into his eyes.
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