confession of weakness

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  • Moreover, he would have no such confession of weakness go out from the Administration. Cited from The Conqueror, by Gertrude Franklin Atherton
  • And what a confession of weakness, too, to call only for the priest! Cited from Lord of the World, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • She wondered what the little grandmother would have said to such a confession of weakness. Cited from Judy, by Temple Bailey
  • It is certain that many of them only regard kindness as a confession of weakness. Cited from The Golden Chersonese and The Way Thither, by Bird
  • It is to me a confession of weakness, rather than any evidence of greatness and strength. Cited from Zenobia, by William Ware
  • They were, then, without material for a positive fight; all they could do was negative, which is always confession of weakness. Cited from California's 1909 Legislature by Franklin Hichborn
  • He could not do it now, as it would be a confession of weakness; but he thought he would do it before Parliament met. Cited from Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II, by Edward Law (Lord Ellenborough)
  • But a confession of weakness is the first sign of strength. Cited from The Elusive Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy
  • To conduct the lesson with an open book before him is a confession of weakness on the part of the teacher. Cited from Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education, by Ontario Min./Ed.
  • To run would be a confession of weakness and open the field for his further activities, with the rear-guard continuously exposed. Cited from The Voice on the Wire, by Eustace Hale Ball
  • But what astonishes me more than anything is the fellow's candid confession of weakness. Cited from The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • It would be a confession of weakness and fear they believed which would have a most demoralizing effect in the quarters. Cited from Miss Lou, by E. P. Roe
  • That confession of weakness did not last long. Cited from Sunrise, by William Black
  • There was a pitiful confession of weakness in the words and manner of George as he spoke. Cited from The King's Men, by Wheelwright, O'Reilly, Dale, and Grant
  • But Iris received these advances as if they were a confession of weakness. Cited from In Luck at Last, by Walter Besant
  • At this confession of weakness he looked guiltily at his heroic friend. Cited from The Lunatic at Large, by J. Storer Clouston
  • Hate in itself is a confession of weakness, to a certain extent an admission of defeat. Cited from What Germany Thinks, by Thomas F. A. Smith
  • It was, however, considered a confession of weakness and a degradation to use this column. Cited from Not George Washington, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • No, to a proud man like Semyonov that's a miserable confession of weakness. Cited from The Secret City, by Hugh Walpole
  • It implied a confession of weakness that was bound to raise the morale of the enemy and to lower our own. Cited from Now It Can Be Told, by Philip Gibbs
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