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foible
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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a peculiar behavioral trait in an individual — perhaps a weakness, but never important
  • ...beings infinite in difference; some happy, many serene, a few depressed, one here and there bright even to genius, some stupid, others wanton, others austere; some mutely Miltonic, some potentially Cromwellian—into men who had private views of each other, as he had of his friends; who could applaud or condemn each other, amuse or sadden themselves by the contemplation of each other's foibles or vices; men every one of whom walked in his own individual way the road to dusty death.
    3 — The Rally (35% in)

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