Definition of 'foible'
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The parties will not be sharing the personal foibles or shortcomings of their members. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is more interested in passing comment on the personal foibles and conduct of elite men. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)They enjoy the same capacity for greatness and they suffer the same faults and foibles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Where they part company is in their treatment of human foibles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We take the mickey out of human foibles and how people react to things. The Sun (2010)This public justice consists of ridicule for human foibles and indignation for human vices. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)But we owe so much to him that we can forgive his human foibles. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We all have our little foibles. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With his sharp eye for human traits and foibles, his comments about people were delightfully piquant. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But religion is not an ideal, set apart from human foibles. The Past is Before Us - feminism in action since the 1960s (1989)I also do my best to apply this to the faults and foibles of others. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In many countries, the frank assessments of their weaknesses and foibles will be seen as tantamount to espionage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I have very good friends who are tolerant of each other's foibles and quirks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I've enjoyed sharing the little foibles of the boat with them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A minister would come under intense pressure as a result of personal or financial foibles, or just sheer incompetence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When we admit that about ourselves, we're better able to understand the foibles of others. Christianity Today (2000)All the little ticks and foibles of the Commons were offered up, naked in their absurdity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He can capture a physical moment in time; capture human foibles and frailties so that we can see our vulnerabilities and are able laugh at them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Aren't there equally useful things to do with one's life than attack the foibles and weaknesses of the individual? Times, Sunday Times (2007)So, how to live with the lovable quirks and foibles that so quickly will become the grit in the Vaseline of your relationship? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now I should point out that all three did have English as their second language and each with their own cultural quirks and foibles. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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