Sentence example with the word 'foible'

foible

bad habit, catch, defection, failing, flaw, idiosyncrasy, kink, preoccupation, shortcoming, vice, weak side

Definition n. a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

Last update: July 26, 2015

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People tolerate her foibles because of her old age.   [noun]

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His foible was omnipotence, and he aped the gods of Greece in turn.   [noun]

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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.   [noun]

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Rumpled stockings, it may be, possibly is, a foible of mine but still it's a thing I simply hate to see.   [noun]

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There would have been a bull fight for every foible.   [Please select]

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One foible I admit: the tendency to inopportune benevolence.   [Please select]

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I made a little hobby--it was a foible, a vanity, what you will--of my omniscience.   [Please select]

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Paul smiled indulgently on the little foible of his friend.   [Please select]

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When engaged in mischief--his besetting foible--his eyes shone like carbuncles with unholy light.   [Please select]

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