white-livered

ADJECTIVE
  1. easily frightened
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How To Use white-livered In A Sentence

  • The exact particulars of the similarity never came to light, but apparently the lady had, in a fit of high-minded inadvertence, had gone through the ceremony of marriage with, one quotes the unpublished discourse of Mr. Butteridge — “a white-livered skunk,” and this zoological aberration did in some legal and vexatious manner mar her social happines. The War in the Air
  • “De Hamal is an unutterable puppy, besides being a very white-livered hero.” Villette
  • By this worthy frock of mine, quoth Friar John, thou hast a mind to slip thy neck out of the collar and absent thyself from the fight, thou white-livered son of a dunghill! Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • The Meat boys are determined not to make any concessions to the white-livered weaker players among us: having run through its first world, I can assure you that there's essentially no such thing as a safe landing in any of Meat Boy's levels until you've reached the end. Ten for 2010: the 10 most-anticipated games coming in the new year Boing Boing
  • “A duel with a white-livered traitor like yerself?” Much Ado About Marriage
  • “Let the white-livered cowards have their way,” the old sailor said, contemptuously. Mary Anerley
  • The manner in which Judas grew more white-livered over his victuals, and languished, with his head on one side, as if he had no appetite, defies all description. Pictures from Italy
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