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Word: foible

Definition: small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble


Sentences Containing 'foible'

But this is a harmless little foible in the English whale-hunters, which the Nantucketer does not take much to heart; probably, because he knows that he has a few foibles himself.

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