How To Use Weak In A Sentence

  • Most pseudocheirids have a strongly prehensile tail (weakly so in the great glider and rock ringtail).
  • The Italian was rejected because of his weak grasp of English.
  • In a 1983 ad, the Gillette man was depicted as the tiny weakling on a basketball court full of giants; his shaver, he said, helped him even the odds.
  • To explicate this relation, Searle and Vanderveken define weak illocutionary commitment: S1 weakly illocutionarily implies S2 iff every performance of S1 commits an agent to meeting the conditions laid down in the septuple identical to S2 (1985, p. 24). Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla
  • When the matador realises the bull is weak and unable to charge much longer he will reach for his killing sword and seek to manoeuvre it directly in front of him with its head down, so that he can administer the death stroke.
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  • It is no more a sign of weakness to change leadership in wartime if success depends on it than it is to remove a baseball pitcher who is getting shelled in order to prevent the game from becoming hopelessly lost.
  • A prolonged period of low investment will weaken productivity and longterm potential growth. Times, Sunday Times
  • That was an incredibly weak answer.
  • Her weak façade of control did not hide her utter defenselessness and need to be wanted. Too Old for Their Age
  • Nevertheless, the international credit crunch and the weakening of global growth will "aggravate" the slowdown of the Icelandic economy, Mr. Haarde said. As Iceland's Krona Falls,
  • Man, these people are just too stupid to be trusted with appointments - and too timorous to deserve to a university position from which to dribble out the contents of their weak little minds.
  • Those two weak boys are distant relations.
  • His other key weakness is his inability to detach himself from his players and put them under pressure.
  • He is capable of taking over this game, and if he does, Illinois' primary weakness will be its undoing.
  • The currency had already been weakened after China carried out the biggest devaluation in two decades last year. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is found that the government bond is in low proportion. This will weaken the Central Banks currency control in depression and capital disposal.
  • In an exclusive interview with NEWSWEEK this week, Karrubi called Khatami a weak politician and said his allies were extremists "who questioned the Islamic component of the Islamic Republic. Fighting for Moderation
  • Ministers will be given powers to remove weak heads swiftly if they are unable to provide a blueprint for improvement. The Sun
  • The main weakness of these republican reforms was that they threatened fundamental change but didn't fully implement it.
  • For decades, such films were low-grade romances with weak plots interfused with 20-odd musical outbursts.
  • I was shocked by her appearance, her weak condition and the fact that the trolley was vibrating with her trembling.
  • Weakness number one is a cumulative amateurishness. The spotlight begins to shine on the coalition's flaws and faultlines | Andrew Rawnsley
  • Speak to fitness and conditioning coaches and they will tell you how long layoffs cause weaknesses that heighten a susceptibility to minor injuries. Times, Sunday Times
  • I don't really wanna tweak the songs too much. Times, Sunday Times
  • A Hampshire junior school has turned weakness into strength and won glowing praise from Ofsted inspectors.
  • Standing in front of the mirror she tweaked a strand of hair into place.
  • In fact he was suspicious of any technological advance that might weaken the ‘master race’.
  • In this kind of world, the weak and feeble minded are cast to the side to die an unambiguous death, while the strong and wise go on to live a fruitful, long life.
  • Half-an-hour later they were launching the canoe and loading up, while the storekeeper made jocular remarks about poor, weak mortals and the contagiousness of "stampedin 'fever. TOO MUCH GOLD
  • Parker also said that much of what Rhee achieved in contract talks already existed in D.C. law but was not used by her predecessors, including the power to weaken seniority protections for teachers who are "excessed," or let go from their jobs because of school closures. D.C. Teachers' Union election will affect survival of Rhee's initiatives
  • I've got a real weakness for chocolate.
  • In a manuscript written in 1299 by Pissazzo, the author says: "I find myself so pressed by age that I can neither read nor write without those glasses they call spectacles, lately invented, to the great advantage of poor old men when their sight grows weak. Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891
  • And like past challenges to civilization, such barbarism thrives on Western appeasement and considers enlightened deference as weakness, if not decadence.
  • The blame rests with successive weak and myopic Cong govts whose stupid policies destroyed the economy, leaving India pauperized, unable to help anyone as she herself was abegging for aid. India vs China SnapShot
  • You could make a windfall profit - or you might suffer an exchange-rate loss if you encash those assets when the valuation currency is weak against your base currency.
  • The corrosion of reinforcing bar can weaken its strength and ductility, and then cause structural bearing capacity to reduce.
  • Even though sociobiology never became exactly fashionable, many biologists eventually warmed up to the ideas, albeit tweaking and interpreting them in a new and modern way.
  • Data from human studies indicate that decompression at 1,000 feet/minute results in excitement and euphoria, followed by sensory dullness, weakness, and unconsciousness.
  • The discovery of a small planetoid in the Kuiper belt, the distant disk of debris whose chunks eventually formed the solar system, make Pluto's chances of holding onto its status of bona fide planet weaker.
  • They were weak, expendable with relatively little power in the committee structure.
  • He could not recall Plauen having talked much about the modern Empire, except to label it a weakling, lost in fantasies of its past, battling for life in a hostile age, constantly stalked by hostile intrigues. The Swordbearer
  • It also has led us to rethink the notion of naturalness and the rock solid expectation this used to lead to, of finding new physics just beyond the electroweak scale. Two cheers for string theory
  • We see these victims everywhere shorn of power -- weak, nerveless, backboneless, staminaless, gritless people, without forcefulness, mere nonentities because they have ceased working. Pushing to the Front
  • Second, as a global superstar he would have boosted weak ticket sales. The Sun
  • Tom's sister says he is weak in the upper storey.
  • If the present rules were retained, the entry of many relatively smaller and economically weak countries would either paralyse the EU completely, or the smaller countries could outvote the larger ones.
  • His desperate opponent returns a weak shot or a lob, either of which he puts away with careless bravado.
  • All the organs of the body, the ductless glands included, are weakened.
  • The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat. Napoleon Hill 
  • The weakest cuts on the album are the ones in which the singer imitates Sinatra most closely.
  • I was too weak to move or think or speak.
  • Besides, he had, it seems, a weakness in his voice, a perplexed and indistinct utterance and a shortness of breath, which, by breaking and disjointing his sentences much obscured the sense and meaning of what he spoke. The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
  • Mainland authorities are banking on consumer spending to provide a bulwark against weaker capital investment and to broaden the economy's base of growth.
  • The approach starts with a weakened version of a microbe called an adenovirus.
  • Vulnerability is not weakness, and the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure we face every day are not optional. Our only choice is a question of engagement. Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose; the level to which we protect ourselves from being vulnerable is a measure of our fear and disconnection. Brene Brown 
  • The male form does not produce any berries and is much more vigorous with stronger growth, making it more likely to weaken its host plant over time. The Sun
  • The officers 'servants, commonly called "batmen," were unfortunate rankers who, in moments of weakness, had sold themselves into slavery for half a crown per week. Kitchener's Mob Adventures of an American in the British Army
  • At this point IWN relocated from Jerusalem to Ramat Gan, a move which inevitably led to a certain weakening of the relationship with Knesset members. Israel Women's Network.
  • The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat. Napoleon Hill 
  • We pretend to be strong because we are weak. Paulo Coelho 
  • The escarpments, however, are due in a large degree to the erosion of weaker rock on the downthrow side. The Elements of Geology
  • He mixed, however, some prudence with his courage, and passed the greatest part of his time in a country retirement; alleging his advanced age, and the weakness of his eyes.
  • But it is not so clear that this weakening of states increases the possibility of the political independence or autonomy of oppressed nations within them, because the bourgeoisies of the weakened nation-states in question fight back.
  • The tweaks include new shapes for the front and rear lights, bumper and front grille. The Sun
  • _ -- This affection is almost always met with in adults, and the earliest symptoms are pain and weakness in the legs, and sometimes a slight kyphotic projection of the spinous processes. Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.
  • Why use weak arguments when strong ones will do? Times, Sunday Times
  • You're relaunching in Britain, withdrawing the weaker beer that was sold for years and introducing the stronger beer brewed in Amsterdam, which is the one familiar to Americans.
  • It will definitely take a lot more tweaking to get me completely happy with it.
  • Sterling weakened this week for two interlocking reasons. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the months and years after the solution passes into legislation, policymakers will keep a close eye on its progress and look to tweak it as is fit.
  • And it has an annual cull of weaker employees anyway. Times, Sunday Times
  • I was too weak to move or think or speak.
  • This phraseology is grandiose, rotund and sonorous, but signifies a fatal weakness in Walcott's approach to both Brand and Philip.
  • As the various ingredients begin to solidify, their surface properties change, weakening the emulsion so that the fat droplets can coalesce still further during the freezing phase.
  • I am certain that, over the board, I have a real-time weakness in assessing what is the best countermove by the opponent in a quiet position.
  • By exploring the nature of power, some of the weaknesses of the objective analysis of behaviouralism can be identified.
  • In fact my whole being was permeated by the leaden-armed pervading weakness one feels when forced to work in the small hours.
  • He is simply looking to confirm his recovery from a hamstring tweak sustained in the warm-up game against Halifax.
  • They beat a Lions side which barely put up a fight; this is the weakest Australian side for many years; and a Springboks side still in transition came very close indeed to beating them in New Zealand and won the two games on aggregate.
  • Their coach comes across as weak, making decisions to cater for the fading hero rather than the good of the team.
  • I was constantly confronted with my own weaknesses, my hunger, my low tolerance for pain.
  • I must warn you that this image will shock and frighten you and if you are old or weak please do not look at it.
  • A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. 
  • The weaker stars had already flickered out, and the bright ones were dimming. EVERVILLE
  • Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength. Henry David Thoreau 
  • Weak carbol fuchsin, neutral red or toluidin blue can also be used to stain the background if desired, after the removal of the paraffin in step 9. The Elements of Bacteriological Technique A Laboratory Guide for Medical, Dental, and Technical Students. Second Edition Rewritten and Enlarged.
  • Whereas SmHox8, SmHox1, and Smox1 were all strongly expressed in eggs and miracidia compared to other stages, SmHox1 was much more weakly expressed in all the other stages.
  • There is strong demand from international buyers taking advantage of the weak pound. Times, Sunday Times
  • Are you still talking about that weak - ass ground ball?
  • Caleb choked back a gulp and offered up a weak smile.
  • A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness. Criss Jami 
  • There was otherwise only weak evidence that natural selection might be operative at the HLA loci, and this effect (if true) appeared localized.
  • The son of an emperor known to be weakhearted, like Farutanihosh, might not receive their support if a better claimant raised his spear. Spirit Gate
  • Evidence of a recent softening of the British economy also could weaken tax receipts. Times, Sunday Times
  • Moreover, Ferry said, the rupiah was benefiting from a weaker dollar vis-a-vis regional currencies.
  • The frequency spectral analyses show that the second ignition method could weaken and restrain the high frequency vibration, improve the characteristic of vibration in high loading density charge.
  • This is the same bacterial nerve toxin that causes botulism, an illness which causes muscle weakness or paralysis.
  • Second, they are more likely to have members committed to cooperative organization than are coops founded when socialist ideology is weak.
  • I thought about Clinton and how weak of attempt he made when asking for forgiveness and how he was not forthright from the get go in regards to his ex marital affair. Archive 2008-03-01
  • The process of demyelination interrupts the electrical impulses that run through these nerve fibers, causing weakness and paralysis. The Autoimmune Epidemic
  • It would partly explain why employment has been unexpectedly strong and productivity apparently so weak, and would augur well for future jobs growth. Times, Sunday Times
  • Seytie watched the weak pulse on his muscular neck and placed a hand on it, wishing him strength.
  • I'm no pastry chef, but I tweaked and tasted, from all-purpose to cake flour, buttermilk to sour cream, baking powder to soda, recipe to recipe.
  • The craggy features are apparently what make women go weak at the knees. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mold can be cleaned off surfaces with a weak bleach solution.
  • I don't consider myself a caffeine addict, but I do drink diet Coke every evening and probably a weak coffee every day or two on average.
  • In the SOFAR channel, low frequency waves may travel thousands of miles before weakening.
  • Unlike other gels held together by relatively weak noncovalent forces, the new gel kept its shape even after sitting in the solvent tetrahydrofuran for six hours. Latest Science News Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, Articles and Book Reviews
  • Supervenience on the physical realm is thus a far weaker requirement than that some property should enter into natural laws, say, or be analysable by the methods of the natural sciences. Naturalism
  • His short stories tend to be weak on plot.
  • But Dominic Iglesias made effort to comfort him, speaking not uncheerfully, determining even to fight the fatigue and weakness which, as he could not but own, daily increased on him, if only for the sake of this faithful and simple adherent. The Far Horizon
  • An experimentalist, he worked with synchrotrons to study the weak nuclear force and the structure of nuclear particles.
  • ‘We take credit cards,’ chirped the tall curly brunette - the weaker of the two - who was quickly silenced by a withering glance.
  • I've been analyzing you four, and he is the weakest link.
  • These groups point out details that might flaw a study, like that researchers used too weak a dose or treated patients for too short a time.
  • The accident dissolved my life into illness, weakness, pain and exhaustion, cold and hunger.
  • Production of the weak acid nitrite and excretion of undissociated nitric acid may help to stabilize cytosolic pH.
  • Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves. Robert Frost 
  • Its characters offer human frailties, weaknesses and moral dilemmas that draw us in.
  • It has weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm, thank goodness, but Ophelia is now coming right through here. The Blame Game
  • Many say that the current president wants a weak Buganda, and that's ironic because the kabaka supported the guerilla movement that brought Museveni to power. Kingdom, Government Clash In Uganda
  • Never test another man by your own weakness. Joseph Conrad 
  • That was her other weakness, wanting to know if her own prognoses would come true. NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES
  • Mumma pulled up a map that showed where methane had been found and where the Mars Global Surveyor, a spacecraft that orbited Mars from 1997 to 2006, found the weak remnants of what had once been a strong magnetic field. First Contact
  • Side effects may include headaches, muscle pain, joint stiffness, weakness, high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), sugar in your urine (glucosuria), swollen hands and feet due to fluid retention, and redness and itching in the area you inject. Medlogs - Recent stories
  • Such conditions can lead to dizziness, weakness, lethargy and confusion.
  • Fat cells can turn hormones from the adrenal gland into a weak form of oestrogen. Times, Sunday Times
  • No project approved under the new system is yet finished, and the process is still being tweaked.
  • I have a weakness for fishfinger sandwiches. Times, Sunday Times
  • Education levels, at least higher education levels, have a mixed and somewhat weak influence on rural income growth rates.
  • Soon, however, social turmoil swept the country, weakening the monarch's effectiveness as an arbiter of political disputes, and exacerbating communal violence among Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa, the three major ethnic communities.
  • She let him drown her in the deep water, too weak even to raise her hands to cling to him.
  • Weak verbs correspond to modern English regular verbs.
  • While being interviewed by a start-up, 'you could say, 'My weakness is I get bored by routine,'' says Ben Dattner, a New York industrial psychologist.
  • It said the impact could be compounded if other areas of economic weakness emerge. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is dangerous as some of the tyres don't go down but are weakened, which could cause blowouts.
  • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi 
  • On the part of those on whom they operate, they are indicative either of improbity or intellectual weakness, or of a contempt for the understanding of those on whose minds they are indicative of intellectual weakness; and on the part of those in and by whom they are pretended to operate, they are indicative of improbity, viz., in the shape of insincerity. Fallacies of Anti-Reformers
  • However, bow shocks become wrapped around blunt obstacles and become much weaker the further away they are from the obstacle head.
  • Such a state of affairs provides the seller with a unique opportunity to exploit the relatively weak bargaining position of the investor.
  • In the case of the anti-deficit campaign, flaccid fiscal management was a weakness to be strenuously avoided.
  • In doing so it had cleared all the gunk from my arteries, tweaking my ciliary muscles so my eyesight is as good as anyone's, and generally made me into the healthiest human being on the planet. Neurosurgical Intervention For Beginners
  • The silly pretext of difficulties by which my erasure, notwithstanding the reiterated solicitations of the victorious General, was so long delayed made me apprehensive of a renewal, under a weak and jealous pentarchy, of the horrible scenes of 1796. Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon
  • The southwest monsoon has been very weak in the first month of this season.
  • A good biography is weakened by not giving the major biographical facts due prominence.
  • But a weak sense of the ‘public’ does not necessarily entail a strong sense of the ‘private’.
  • Their purpose was to weaken the closed shop and to outlaw secondary picketing.
  • The legislation has a fundamental weakness.
  • Causes poor growth and weakens plants. The Sun
  • Every besieger promises the commoners that his only enemy is the aristocrat in the citadel: such a maneuver weakens enemy will to resist. New Dan Simmons Story
  • The minute division of labour in the production process,and increasing interdependency in trade and economy is evident in the financial crisis afflicting us at the end of this century. Economic activity is no longer purely a matter of production, trade and barter. It is a means to satisfy human desires of every kind. Within it, there is an element of unequal relationship between the strong and the weak.
  • Dave caught me at a weak moment and I lent him £10.
  • Weak light filters in through stained glass and creates deep shadows among the pews and misericords.
  • Among the Catholic institutions surveyed (including congregations of religious women and men, healthcare systems, and archdioceses and dioceses), the archdiocesan and diocesan responses were the weakest.
  • Mr Preston favours sheep droppings matured in a barrel and diluted to the colour of weak tea!
  • There is so marked an absence of carving that it seems as if ornamentation would have been weakening and trammelling. Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1
  • The networks related to cellular development and connective tissue disorder showed that enzymes such as phosphoglycerate 12 mutase (glycolysis), muscle proteins such as myosin heavy chain 4 (Actin cytoskeleton signaling), nebulin-related anchoring protein (Actin binding protein) were significantly down regulated by TWEAK ( PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • For example, acesulfame-K induces chromosomal aberrations; sucralose is associated with several effects in animals, is weakly mutagenic, and increases the glycosylated hemoglobin in diabetic patients.
  • And these same Labour members have the nerve to criticise Mr Smith for offering weak opposition to the Government!
  • The clouds have no notion of being caricatured, and the trees keep cautiously away from the brink of such streams -- save, perchance, now and then, here and there, a weak well-meaning willow -- a thing of shreds and patches -- its leafless wands covered with bits of old worsted stockings, crowns of hats, a bauchle Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2
  • I became faint and weak. The Sun
  • Then, every Republican Party bigwig, in an effort to explain away their own failings, or the failure of the policies they advocated, will say, "Oh, well, let's remember, it was a pretty weak field. The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Aug. 26, 2011
  • And even a weak quarterly earnings report on Wednesday didn't slow things down.
  • A male Cancer-Pisces, fearing that his sensitivity is a form of weakness, may try to assume an aggressive persona, hoping to conceal his feelings with an overt display of toughness or machismo.
  • All the elements of a good dark comedy are here: a murder, a dysfunctional family, someone in a clown suit and so on - but they should be tweaked further.
  • A weak cry roused her just as she was nodding off to sleep.
  • His hard, tough, unsentimental mind gave to the weak young republic the guidance it desperately needed.
  • Instead, here she was, going weak at the knees like an adolescent schoolgirl.
  • During one particularly intense session of meditation, the patient had a vivid recollection of being three years old, and suffering a severe double hernial rupture, caused by a weakening of the muscles in the pelvic region. Meditation as Medicine
  • And during frozen storage, the fish’s own enzymes also convert some TMA to DMA dimethylamine, which smells weakly of ammonia. On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
  • She doesn't seem to be making any progress and her leg is still so weak she can't walk at all, poor poppet. CHALLENGE FOR THE CHALET SCHOOL
  • Manolo Sánchez is a very refined torero, great with the muleta but rather weak with the sword.
  • At some later date, a slight glacial retreat would weaken the dam wall and its subsequent collapse would prove catastrophic.
  • One of the most effective homeopathic remedies is gelsemium 6th, which conforms to the classic picture of most flu symptoms, including tiredness, weakness, heavy and sick feelings. THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE
  • The ornithomimids' beaked jaws were probably weak; it is thought that they may have been omnivorous, eating small animals and maybe some plant material.
  • They may also have dental problems such as a delay in teeth coming through or weak tooth enamel. The Sun
  • To be weak is miserable,Doing or suffering. John Milton 
  • The winners were especially to the fore in the aerial battles where they dominated a physically weaker Kerry outfit.
  • She had suffered lymphoedema in her right arm due to the cancer treatment, which left her too weak to operate equipment, but she was told she did not qualify for incapacity benefit.
  • There is also general fatigue, nausea, and gastric weakness, swollen and dropsical abdomen, and pain and tightness under the right subcostal region right front ribs. THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE
  • The British media may be attacked for the weakness of its investigative reporting and the salaciousness and dodgy practices of the tabloids, but I would rather err on the side of a profession that is hard to control than one that is pliant. Privacy decisions can't just be left to judges and politicians
  • Cardinal, accused him of prevarication and weakness, and threw himself at her Majesty's feet, conjuring her in the name of the King her son, not to authorise, by an example which he called fatal, the insolence of a subject who was for wresting favours from his sovereign, sword in hand. Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete
  • The gradual unfreezing of the class structure has weakened party identification and undermined tribal politics. Times, Sunday Times
  • There are obvious defects in the existing constitutional supervision system. The lack of a special agency for constitutional supervision and weak unconstitutionality review present serious problems.
  • But such a weak, puny, wailing princelet as he was! Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2
  • Vienna is not a place for the weak-willed dieter.
  • Decayed heartwood may sufficiently weaken trees enough to increase ice and wind mortality.
  • In this way, the weaker students can be assisted by the input from those who are fluent in medicinal chemistry and drug design.
  • After 11 years of Margaret Thatcher, it proved necessary to cannibalise the entire armoured resources of the Rhine Army to deploy a weak division for the First Gulf War. The Tory defence policy will be simple: cut, brutally
  • But their grasp of quantum mechanics is notoriously weak. Times, Sunday Times
  • For comic effect it has a character whose supposedly hilarious weakness is to use phrases that have gone out of fashion.
  • In fact, this is the weakness of historic cost accruals accounting.
  • Nassau Candy is recalling twenty-six peanut bulk products since they could be infested with salmonella, an mammal that can means critical as well as sometimes deadly infections, especially in immature children, a elderly as well as those with weakened defence systems. Archive 2009-12-01
  • A weak solution of zinc chloride is also said to be an effectual banisher of these pests. Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889
  • My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. Michael Jordan 
  • As we leave the cairn a ray of weak sunshine lights on us. Times, Sunday Times
  • He responded with courage and knocked back the load of special interests trying to weaken efforts to improve air quality.
  • Soon after the Council St. Peter was at Antioch, and weakly "dissembled" by disguising his belief in the truth that the The Books of the New Testament
  • Likewise, early reading problems and low scores on achievement tests are often used as an indicator of anticipated weak academic achievement.
  • A'd carry thee easy -- "Strong in th 'arm and weak in th' yead. The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays

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