moral weakness

See: foible
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But time began at last to obliterate the freshness of my alarm; the praises of conscience began to grow into a thing of course; I began to be tortured with throes and longings, as of Hyde struggling after freedom; and at last, in an hour of moral weakness, I once again compounded and swallowed the transforming draught.
Manal Al Tamimi, a member of Al Nabi Saleh Popular Committee who is in charge of the Foreign Affairs Department at the committee, said that the published video clearly shows the moral weakness of the Israeli army.
The forces that impact Indigenous Peoples are often expressed in personal difficulties, spiritual or moral weakness, addictions, sickness and despair.
In these sturdier times, even the use of an A-Z was seen as a sign of moral weakness and lack of character.
Democratic support for corrupt politicians is portent only of the moral weakness of a society.
Then, the partner gives Stevens an out to withdraw because of "personal considerations," but uses a tone of voice that hinted at "an admission of some lamentable moral weakness.
It's not due to moral weakness or character flaws, but real susceptibilities, for which we can find real physical evidence," he said.
Indeed, in both pre- Pearl Harbor Tokyo and post-9/ll Washington, "[i]deology, emotion, and wishful thinking overrode rationality at the highest level, and criticism was tarred with an onus of defeatism, moral weakness, even intimations of treason once the machinery of war was actually set in motion.
But despite that and the abundance of other scientific findings to the contrary, people still believe addiction is a moral weakness, so the stigma remains.
They are the bad guys here--as if Picoult did not quite trust her audience to spot the injustice and moral weakness of their arguments.
The novels of Francois Mauriac, however, with their sometimes searing depictions of the moral weakness and spiritual blindness of ordinary men and women and of the resultant calamities, offer a powerful caution to anyone's political ideas and plans for the renovation of society.
Through theatre, film and music we will be interrogating the intrigue of this man and questioning how moral weakness can be seen as a personal strength.