coward


coward
01. The other kid called him a [coward] for refusing to fight.
02. He would never complain to the boss about anything; he's too much of a [coward].
03. Bullies are often actually [cowards] because they usually pick on someone smaller and weaker than themselves.
04. He was afraid that his hockey teammates would call him a [coward] if he didn't fight with the other player.
05. He felt like a [coward] when he ran out of the burning house and left his friend behind.
06. The soldier was accused of [cowardice] after he ran away during the battle.
07. It is not [cowardly] to be afraid when you are in great danger. It is common sense.
08. Hitting the other guy from behind was a particularly [cowardly] act.
09. Max is just a [coward] who is too scared to take a risk and invest money in the stock market.
10. I'd like to ask Penny out, but I'm too much of a [coward]. I'm really afraid she'll just laugh at me.
11. Voltaire once suggested that marriage is the only adventure open to the [cowardly].
12. Shakespeare wrote that [cowards] die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
13. Horace Smith once said that courage is the fear of being thought a [coward].
14. A Creole proverb remarks, "[Cowardly] men, healthy bones."
15. A Finnish proverb notes that [cowardice] will not prolong life.
16. An Irish proverb claims that it is better to be a [coward] for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
17. After John screamed in the haunted house, he felt ashamed of his [cowardice].

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