moral fiber

moral fiber

Ethical courage. The term dates from the second half of the 1800s. It was applied to World War II pilots who snapped under the strain of combat and refused to fly, and were then accused of lack of moral fiber. Playwright Terrence Rattigan used it in Flare Path (1942): “And on my confidential report they’d put—grounded. Lack of moral fibre” (2:2).
See also: moral
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Trifles which women of a coarser moral fiber would have passed over without notice, were causes of downright agony to that exquisitely sensitive temperament.
His moral fiber had been strengthened by the mental suffering he had endured.
The way we hosted millions of Afghan refugees and handled the terrorism, manifests that Pakistan's moral fiber is very strong,' he remarked while addressing an award distribution ceremony held to recognize the contribution of the television channels in creating awareness through public service messages.
He said moral fiber of Pakistan is strong which is manifested in the number of millions of Afghan refugees for decades.
'We thank President Duterte for signing Republic Act 11279 as this further enhances the police training curriculum which will hopefully translate to the production of better police officers with utmost competency, high moral fiber, and respect for human rights,' Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano said in a statement.
According to the American Law Society, its "Moral Fiber" distinction "is given to attorneys who go beyond traditional standards of practice, particularly in the areas of client assistance and ethics." In 2016, the American Law Society recognized attorney, Edward R.
His Moral Fiber company has developed a three-step chemical process that can extract polyester from mixed blend materials to create a new yarn, billed as the worlds first textile product made entirely from old clothing.
With his actions, this priest puts to toll not just the faith of the people but their moral fiber as well.
The role of churches, and all means of social communication (again, working in close tandem with schools) is equally crucial, particularly in shaping and strengthening the moral fiber of individuals and institutions in our country.
Grit is about perseverance and persistence, backbone and moral fiber. According to the authors, grit can be learned.
Marchi and Fildi presents ecotec yarn with moral fiber Marchi and Fildi is active in the production of cotton blends and wool blends yarns for apparel and furnishings.
Even as Ender faces his adult responsibilities while still a teen, he finds the ultimate game is actually a test of his moral fiber and could determine the fate of a race: either his own, or another's.
In this first volume of a trilogy, Respondowska (emerita philosophy, Alvernia College) responds to the call by the late Pope John Paul II to open fresh lines of research and dialogue in order to reverse the trend toward dissolution of the moral fiber of humanity and the fragmentation that plagues individuals and societies.
Though fluoride's not eroding our moral fiber, research shows that too much of it eats away teeth and bones.
His most fervent goals were to abolish the slave trade and to improve the moral fiber of British society.