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Sample sentences for the GRE study word foible

foible can be used as a noun

1.He concluded that it was a foible of the legal mind. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
2.But this is a harmless little foible in the English whale-hunters, which the Nantucketer does not take much to heart probably, because he knows that he has a few foibles himself. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.Rumpled stockings, it may be, possibly is, a foible of mine but still it's a thing I simply hate to see. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.For, these are matters totally beneath a female who is acknowledged by universal admission to be far above the numerous little foibles and weaknesses of her sex. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5."Give me time to collect my wits, Father," said he, with a smile that showed that his father's foibles did not prevent his son from loving and honoring him. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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