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weak

1. lacking in political or strategic strength
2. (of a syllable) not accented or stressed
3. (of a fuel-air mixture) containing a relatively low proportion of fuel
4. Photog having low density or contrast; thin
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Silently the Queen had listened, but now, rising and placing her hand on little Violet's head, she said, turning to the throng below:-- "We in our pride and power have erred, while this, the weakest and lowliest of our subjects, has from the innocence of her own pure heart counselled us more wisely than the noblest of our train.
Each beast is harnessed, the weakest nearest to the driver, by his own separate trace, which runs under his left fore-leg to the main thong, where it is fastened by a sort of button and loop which can be slipped by a turn of the wrist, thus freeing one dog at a time.
If you want to address our people, sir," say Blaze and Sparkle, the jewellers--meaning by our people Lady Dedlock and the rest--"you must remember that you are not dealing with the general public; you must hit our people in their weakest place, and their weakest place is such a place.
Their powerful muscles lay just underneath their skins, like bunches of tough rope, and the weakest Growleywog was so strong that he could pick up an elephant and toss it seven miles away.
Only the women and children fell prey to the Mahars--they being the weakest and most tender--and when they had satisfied their appetite for human flesh, some of them devouring two and three of the slaves, there were only a score of full-grown men left, and I thought that for some reason these were to be spared, but such was far from the case, for as the last Mahar crawled to her rock the queen's thipdars darted into the air, circled the temple once and then, hissing like steam engines, swooped down upon the remaining slaves.
It's the weakest spot of our whole organisation, this depending on the civil powers.
The white man singled out the weakest, and put him in the place just vacated by the corpse.
All portions of the wall were menaced, and he went around constantly strengthening the weakest parts with clay.
I am indeed without spirit, the weakest of the Lord's vessels," Narau explained, the first day in the canoe.
Labour caught us napping and struck at our weakest place, the stomach.
The weakest and the more worthless were eaten first.
You deserve to be the wife of a hero, and you have married one of the weakest of living mortals.