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Old 10th January 2021, 09:25 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Horatius View Post
Well, yeah, that's the point. They like to talk tough about how they're looking for fights and won't back down, but they only ever fight when they have a significant advantage, and run when confronted by someone who can actually fight back. They're not looking to fight, they're looking to commit assault.
The term is Poltroon. Someone how is a coward under a great show of fake bravado.
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
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