[ UK /wˈiːkli/ ]
[ US /ˈwikɫi/ ]
  1. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
    a feeble old woman
    her body looked sapless
  1. in a weak or feeble manner or to a minor degree
    weakly agreed to a compromise
    he was weakly attracted to her
    wheezed weakly
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How To Use weakly In A Sentence

  • Most pseudocheirids have a strongly prehensile tail (weakly so in the great glider and rock ringtail).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • But there is something unsettling about watching grown men smile weakly as their mental and physical abilities are questioned. Times, Sunday Times
  • The electricians had contrived a catchment pool and a wheel in the torrent close at hand -- for the little Mulhausen dynamo with its turbinal volute used by the telegraphists was quite adaptable to water driving, and on the sixth day in the evening the apparatus was in working order and the Prince was calling -- weakly, indeed, but calling -- to his air-fleet across the empty spaces of the world. The War in the Air
  • Buntsandstein-Hauptbuntsandstein_ (900 ft.), the bulk [v. 04 p. 0802] of this subdivision is made up of weakly-cemented, coarse-grained sandstones, oblique lamination is very prevalent, and occasional conglomeratic beds make their appearance. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
  • I curled my fingers into my palm and banged my fist weakly against the door.
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