[Ads-l] cowardous, adj.

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 4 20:50:40 EST 2021


If you go to the end of the hits, Google says, on page 16, that it has omitted similar entries. If you have those displayed anyway, it ends on page 33 with 326 hits. 

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 4 Feb 2021, at 14:05, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> And almost 9,000 hits for plain "cowardous."
> 
> JL
> 
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 5:04 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com <mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> 
>> OED has this "obsolete" syn. for "cowardly" from 1480-1608.
>> 
>> Noah Webster had it in 1828, with the note "Not used."
>> 
>> 2021 Rep. Barbara Lee (D.-Calif.) on_Deadline White House_ (MSNBC TV)
>> (Feb. 4):  I believe in many respects that the Republicans acted in a
>> cowardous manner. ... They are spineless and acting in a cowardous way.
>> 
>> Google reveals 300 hits for "a cowardice [sic] manner" and bare handful
>> for "a cowardous [sic] way."
>> 
>> JL


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