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faynthor tid

  • s  lacking conviction or boldness or courage

  • From Bhutan to Japan, the region's antismoking movement is scoring some startling victories: How To Quit Stopping smoking isn't for the fainthearted.
  • Before Captain Kent's war is over, he has sunk himself in a degrading attachment, killed a man who threatened to expose him, and made a fainthearted try at suicide.
  • That's when I first suspected that sex is not for the fainthearted.

  • Barack Obama in Seattle Times
    In his inaugural, Obama noted that Americans have a robust history of sacrifice: "Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the fainthearted, for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only...
  • Debra Winger in Los Angeles Times
    PERSPECTIVE: "It was like armor," said Debra Winger of her former ferocity. "It kept the fainthearted at a distance. But perhaps I was too tough."
  • David Neill in MiamiHerald.com
    When the cost to produce tomatoes is $7 a box and a lot of times we were getting $3 or $4 a box, that's not a slow death, that's slashing your artery,Neill said. "It's not a game for the fainthearted."

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