footedness footedness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the property of favoring one foot over the other (as in kicking a ball)

Usage(s):

  1. But only slow-footedness has kept newspapers from dominating online classifieds.
  2. And you don't want to know what happens to the pony, a Bat Mitzvah gift to a crime boss's daughter, when a fit of zeal overcomes the cops' habitual wrong-footedness.
  3. His sure-footedness in such terrain has a new test now that Balkan history is going through another lethal twist.

News

Quotes

  1. This morning, Dan Balz, the Washington Post's campaign correspondent emeritus, wrote that Pawlenty "has said and done things that have other Republicans wondering about his instincts and his sure-footedness as a prospective 2012 presidential...
    on Nov 11, 2009 By: Dan Balz Source: Newsweek

  2. On CBS's "Face the Nation" Gov. Pawlenty accused Sen. Obama of "a lack of sure-footedness" in the Georgia crisis.
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Tim Pawlenty Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Interviewed in the mass-circulation Bild newspaper, Mr Fischer said Angela Merkel's opposition to Turkish membership of the EU showed her "lack of sure-footedness" on foreign policy.
    on Sep 15, 2005 By: Joschka Fischer Source: guardian.co.uk

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