(1) He parries with his foible when a feint is close but his real defense is his feet.(2) Again footwork is often required to create the correct distance to allow you to parry the foible of the attacking blade.(3) The principle of defence, being the opposition of forte to foible , is still applicable today.(4) This technique begins at the instant when the foible of the adversary's blade is against the forte of your blade.(5) Character faults and foibles surface slowly and are dealt with compassionately.(6) It is three pages long and goes into quite a lot of detail covering all of James' little eccentricities and foibles .(7) Sometimes human foibles are key in drug discovery.(8) As humans, we have numerous foibles and/or weaknesses.(9) These foibles include our urge to chase the latest investment fad and doggedly hanging on to losers.(10) He is certainly an avuncular figure, more paternal than patriarchal, yet even his faults and foibles are masculine in character.(11) The CEOs of underperforming companies do tend to develop all kinds of foibles , tics, and unpleasant mannerisms.(12) The promising premise soon falters, with the striking central character's foibles never really fully realized or explained.(13) The film is likewise unsympathetic to their foibles .(14) Both characters have their foibles and strengths; both have suffered greatly; both deserve the house and a second chance.(15) Centre Court samples the understated foibles of the Henman character(16) Throughout the work, he debunks theories and rituals, and pokes sly fun at other writers and the foibles of his own characters.