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foible (ˈfɔɪbəl Pronunciation for foible

Definitions

noun

  1. a slight peculiarity or minor weakness; idiosyncrasy
  2. the most vulnerable part of a sword's blade, from the middle to the tip Compare forte1 (sense 2)

Word Origin

C17: from obsolete French, from obsolete adj: feeble

Example Sentences Including 'foible'

A If you don't mind, you don't mind; but we guess you are asking whether he's able to offer you a loving future despite his foible.
Hodson, Phillip & Hooper, Anne 365 Ways to a Happy Sex Life
Dan's gambling has long ago let his foible slip into devastating obsession.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Free entry to national museums is a foible of the present Government which cannot last.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
It is also remarkable because it is a pre-election foible that has not come in isolation.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
Once again, Needles observes human foible with a wonderful wry wit that never condescends to his characters.
Globe and Mail (2003)

Comments

Comment bymelvin.goldstein.56 on 11 Jan 2014

Numbers are the Supreme Court of science. However Godel proved that we may not prove everything. Science needs numbers. There must be Science and Physics Foibles!!

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Comment bymelvin.goldstein.56 on 11 Jan 2014

Numbers are the Supreme Court of science. However Godel proved that we may not prove everything. Science needs numbers. There must be Science and Physics Foibles!!

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