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.
Those who constantly direct attention to the Negro youth's moral weaknesses, and compare his advancement with that of white youths, do not consider the influence of the memories which cling about the old family homesteads.
This is not due to moral weakness or character deficit in upwards of 90 per cent of our population.
It seems like an endless cycle that shows the moral weakness in our society's values and culture.
The 73-year-old tough talking leader then confessed his moral weakness.
In those sturdier times - even the use of an A-Z was seen as a sign of moral weakness and lack of character.
Advocates for treatment say that they're pleased that more and more addiction is considered a disease and not a sign of moral weakness. But they say the U.S.
This is why I feel confident in predicting that capitalism is doomed to perish, and that whilst it lasts it will continue to be a fruitful Source of injustice, discontent, strife, moral weakness and degeneracy, and widespread relative poverty and distress.
Both showcase a moral weakness that is the cause of so much pain in our society.
That's not moral weakness, something that may even elicit a little compassion when it's not part of a grand conspiracy.
It is seen as a social problem resulting from moral weakness. In fact, drug addiction is a chronic illness that affects the brain leading to changes in its structure and function in the long-term.For most of the drug abusers, the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary.
But in the beginning, our nation condemned drunks for moral weakness. For example, President John Adams renounced his alcoholic son, Charles, and refused to bury him in the family crypt.