pusillanimity


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But if believers today are so concerned with respect, this is perhaps less due to pusillanimity than because they take upon themselves the viewpoint of the rationalist, and see faith as a survival from earlier times that cannot confront the public light of reason, and that must be protected as part of their private lives.
Our logrolling, our stumps and their politics, our fisheries, the wrath of rogues, and the pusillanimity of honest men, the northern trade, the southern planting, the western clearing, Oregon, and Texas, are yet unsung.
In Thomas's view, these two vices, presumption or pride on the one hand and what I earlier called "exaggerated humility" but which Thomas calls pusillanimity (small-souledness, sometimes translated "faint-heartedness" or "petty-mindedness") on the other, are in fact related to each other.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, meanwhile, English-speaking forces ignore such pusillanimity and get on with the vital job of fighting those who would turn the Middle East into a maelstrom of jihadist anarchy and terror.
He could have made his task a lot easier by telling us at the beginning that the film is based on a 'true' event (if it really happened we must believe it), but he is beyond such pusillanimity and reveals this only at the end, in a final title.
Even as an adult, O'Connor often chafed at the pusillanimity of small-town existence.
Michigan's political pusillanimity contrasts sharply with the bold reform of the state sales taxes in India, where leaders divided by language, religion, class, and caste managed to unite behind a single tax scheme, even persuading local politicians to forgo what they have long regarded as their God-given right: selectively handing sales tax exemptions to favored groups to build their fiefdoms.
The form was appropriate to the context: a magnanimous voice, rising above all pusillanimity, calling people back to the fundamental questions and evoking generosity and goodwill.
King (2000, 423) offers an apt portrayal of Bourdieu's social theory as comprised of two strands; his "practical theory" and the theorizing of the habitus: "Bourdieu's theoretical pusillanimity, when he fails to take the implications of his 'practical theory' seriously, marks his retreat to objectivism, and the habitus becomes the key vehicle for that retreat.
The words of these rude soldiers expressed the aspirations of the race, the ideal that strong and honorable generations had amassed, and that we will realize, despite the obstacles, restrictions, pusillanimity, and stinginess of both insiders and outsiders.
We intentionally keep a low profile, and criticism for pusillanimity by Chapin is one of the prices we pay.
Skinner's work points to the commercial power of a religious minority (due in part to the complicity in the pusillanimity and appeasement of the industry itself and the acquiescence of the general public) and to the emergent liberal naivete of NCOMP regarding a voluntary classification system.