Prepositions after "weaken"

"weaken by", "weaken to" or "weaken of"?

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In 22% of cases weaken by is used

It was badly weakened by the Hutton Report.

They die of diseases because they are weakened by extreme hunger.

It is true that England, wearied and weakened by war, were not at their strongest.

Weakened by torture, sources told Compass, Simon contracted malaria only a week before she died.

Strong immune responses can be fatal, especially in someone already weakened by a genetic disease.

Meanwhile, other American allies in the Middle East stand to be weakened by political unrest of their own.

They can be damaged or weakened by: Childbirth- Evidence suggests that problems can start during pregnancy and not just after birth.

Yet here in Washington, the concept of the user fee is consistently weakened by special interest groups clamoring for more diversion.

Only Li is seen as a protege of Hu, whose power has been further weakened by his retirement as commander-in-chief of the Chinese military.

Carter's presidency was weakened by the hostage crisis and allowed Bush and Reagan to seize the White House in a dishonest and undemocratic fashion.

In 17% of cases weaken of is used

Before the appearance of these news, the technical factors will prevent further weakening of the Japanese.

It results in thinning and consequently in weakening of bones and particularly those of the spine and the pelvis.

Third, a generalization of quantum mechanics is considered, focussing on the consequences of weakening of the axioms.

Please do not disguise this weakening of the state and its structures as a move towards increasing individual rights and civil liberties.

Calcium mineral is a crucial vitamin that assists in constructing powerful bone fragments and pearly whites, and also in stopping weakening of bones.

Recent affluence and behalf patterns, coupled with weakening of traditional enforcement of the sanctions associated with the taboo systems however threatened the continued survival of the monkeys.

In 13% of cases weaken to is used

While growth in China's economy is expected to weaken to 8.

Agnes turned northeastward after landfall and weakened to a depression over Georgia.

The cyclone weakened to a tropical depression over the Tennessee Valley on 30 August.

It moved west-northwestward over the Yucatan Peninsula and further weakened to a depression on the 4th.

Allison weakened to a depression on the 6th, while drifting northward, then it made a slow loop over southeastern Texas from the 7th to the 9th.

After landfall, Dennis passed near Havana and weakened to a Category 1 hurricane before emerging over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico early on July 9.

Charley soon weakened to a tropical storm over southeastern North Carolina and became extratropical on the 15th as it moved back over water near Virginia Beach.

Camille weakened to a tropical depression as it crossed Mississippi into western Tennessee and Kentucky, then it turned eastward across West Virginia and Virginia.

Jeanne weakened as it moved across central Florida, becoming a tropical storm during the afternoon of the 26th near Tampa, and then weakening to a depression a day later over central Georgia.

In 8% of cases weaken in is used

Never allow me to weaken in the presence of temptation.

The international economic growth weakened in 2007 from 5.

Although weakened in recent months the LRA still demonstrates its capacity to inflict atrocities -- including abductions, killings and rape.

It is a rather broad-ranging emissions trading scheme, which seeks to strengthen all the provisions that have been weakened in the emissions trading scheme in the last 3 years.

Krombach's credibility was weakened in 1997 when the cardiologist was convicted of drugging and raping a 16-year-old patient, handed a suspended sentence and had his license suspended.

In 5% of cases weaken after is used

Replacing Bulbs Some bulbs, like tulips weaken after a few years and must be replaced.

Although only thirty-five years old, his body had been severely physically weakened after years of alcohol abuse.

The British, whose economy had been weakened after World War 2, decided to leave India and participated in the formation of an interim government.

Iris made landfall over southern Belize early on the 9th at Category 4 intensity, then quickly weakened after landfall to dissipation later that day.

In 5% of cases weaken over is used

Fair enough on the emotions; the friendship was weakened over time and tested throughout the day.

Frances weakened over the southeastern United States and became extratropical over West Virginia on the 9th.

Gilbert weakened over the Yucatan peninsula and emerged into the western Gulf of Mexico as a Category 2 hurricane.

Wilma moved slowly and weakened over northeastern Yucatan, emerging over the Gulf of Mexico early on October 23 as a Category 2 hurricane.

In 4% of cases weaken as is used

The unified currency more likely continue to weaken as a result of the absence of positive news from the Eurozone and of the expectations of good US economy results.

In 4% of cases weaken on is used

And of course all governments are being watched carefully by the NGOs to ensure that they do not weaken on some hard fought for legislation.

In 4% of cases weaken from is used

The trees are weakened from air pollution.

China's annual export growth has weakened from more than 20% seen in 2010, with Europe gripped by recession.

Overall, Chievo may have been weakened from last season but they did manage to make some shrewd signings, namely Perparim Hetemaj and Michael Bradley in midfield and Alberto Paloschi in attack.

In 3% of cases weaken against is used

JPY Japanese currency is continuing to weaken against the dollar during the last session.

In such situation, as it seems considering technical factors, the American currency weakened against European majors.

In 3% of cases weaken with is used

My will to ignore it weakened with each beep and I reached for the phone.

Wooden steps weaken with age and a crack in the patio tile can easily cause a child to hit their toes and fall while running.

In 3% of cases weaken through is used

Sandy is expected to weaken through the day, but it will be a slow process.

Besides, the possibility is great that if the Tigers are weakened through the imposition of the new law and order measures, they would finally consider negotiating seriously.

In 2% of cases weaken during is used

Udinese have actually weakened during the summer.

Keith weakened during this time and was a tropical storm at landfall.

In 2% of cases weaken under is used

The great Roman empire crumbled and weakened under this destructive behaviour.

When, after decolonisation, many of these states in Africa and the Middle East weakened under military or neoliberal assaults, they were dubbed ill-governed or ' overdeveloped.

In 1% of cases weaken into is used

Severe Typhoon Bopha has weakened into a typhoon.

In 1% of cases weaken for is used

The euro has made steady gains as a preferred trade currency but, despite weakening for a number of years, the dollar still dominates.

In 1% of cases weaken without is used

Iran would find itself significantly weakened without its traditional entry point into the Arab world.

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