Posts Tagged ‘Poltroons’

Pusillanimous Poltroons

December 17, 2009

This nation was not founded by weaklings. It never could have been. It has been maintained and defended, not by cowards, not by peace-at-any-price advocates, but by men of valor, and by women who, though they did not raise their boys to be soldiers, would rather bury them than to be the mothers of molly-coddles and pusillanimous poltroons.

Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Apr 2, 1917

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In case the definition link for pusillanimous goes bad, here is the definition from Wordsmith.org:

pusillanimous (pyoo-suh-LAN-uh-muhs) adjective

Lacking courage; timid.