(someone's) courage fails him/her

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Definition of (someone's) courage fails him/her

: someone loses courage or becomes afraid
  • In the face of continued threats, (his) courage failed him.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

courage play
  1. : mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

fail play fails
  1. : to lose strength : weaken

  2. : to fade or die away

  3. : to stop functioning normally

  1. : failure

  2. : a failure (as by a security dealer) to deliver or receive securities within a prescribed period after purchase or sale

him play
  1. : objective case of he

her play
  1. : of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case of she


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