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Word: craven

Definition: cowardly


Sentences Containing 'craven'

``A craven who abandoned his post,''said another this Monseigneur had been got out of Paris, legs uppermost and half suffocated, in a load of hay``some years ago.''
The Craven fault, for instance, extends for upward of thirty miles, and along this line the vertical displacement of the strata varies from 600 to 3,000 feet.
A happy-go-lucky; neither craven nor valiant; taking perils as they came with an indifferent air; and while engaged in the most imminent crisis of the chase, toiling away, calm and collected as a journeyman joiner engaged for the year.
But thou sayest, methinks that white-lead chapter about whiteness is but a white flag hung out from a craven soul; thou surrenderest to a hypo, Ishmael.
that the unconquerable captain in the soul should have such a craven mate!"

More Vocab Words

::: complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
::: emanate - issue forth; come out
::: agape - openmouthed
::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
::: indigence - poverty
::: quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
::: kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
::: reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position
::: inexorable - relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises