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Rather than read the girdle as a heroic symbol of his overall journey and survival of the Green Knight's axe, Gawain is determined to remember only its specific origins in his sin and cowardice, "[r]emembering with remorse, when I am mounted in glory, / The fault and faintheartedness of the perverse flesh.
By the 1950s, with the National Party in power, this administrative faintheartedness began to disappear as coercive social engineering in the countryside was speeded up and the state undertook a policy of sustained forced removal in the homelands that prepared them for their impending barracoon role of absorbing all those evicted or from "white" South Africa.
She often refers to him as "figliuolo," as in paragraphs 1, 6, and 13 of the above translation, and she sometimes admonishes him for faintheartedness (as in Let.
Unremarked by the text, this small superhero image thus symbolically encapsulates the theme of the entire book--that is to say, the problematic psychic relations between masculine strength and tenderness, bravery and faintheartedness, the outside and the in.
Frum concludes that "the conservatives who had lived through that attack of faintheartedness shamefacedly felt they had better hurry up and find something else to talk about.
Taking his cue from Polemarchus, Adeimantus articulates their common concern (hemeis 449d1, tithete 450a4), speaking at considerable length of Socrates' faintheartedness (aporrhathymein 449c2) and injustice in "stealing a whole eidos of the account" of the city-in-speech.
But where he does differ is in his dressing up his faintheartedness in high moral language.
I used to scoff at them for faintheartedness and a lack of the grand sense of adventure.
There are two dangers: on the one hand a tendency toward priestliness, toward a new clericalism, with all the arrogance that often goes with it; and on the other hand a temptation toward faintheartedness, toward a loss of morale which leaves in its wake only "uncertainty, anger, at worst self-hatred.
Or, allowing for occasional fits of faintheartedness, with the next thing to fortitude.
If Bush had shown clemency, going in the face of the Court of Appeals, it would have forever remained on his [resume] as an act of faintheartedness, inappropriate for an aspiring presidential candidate," El Mundo said in an editorial.