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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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She could not bear to think that he would grow up and forget, forget her utterly; and she had loved him so passionately, because he was weakly and deformed, and because he was her child.
More and more weakly the torn and bleeding arm struck home with the long sharp blade, then the little figure stiffened with a spasmodic jerk, and Tarzan, the young Lord Greystoke, rolled unconscious upon the dead and decaying vegetation which carpeted his jungle home.
Again and again he sank weakly to the floor; but each time he rose again and continued his pitiful way toward safety.
Weakly, he seated himself upon the edge of the bed.
Both Clayton and Monsieur Thuran hastened weakly to examine the coin, which had rolled from the man's hand and lay beside him.
He smiled weakly, and his bony fingers stole round the tumbler which stood by his side.
Therefore the hair stood up on end along his back and his lips wrinkled weakly in an attempt at a ferocious and intimidating snarl.
The first was taken immediately by a farmer, the second to my unspeakable disgust and terror--was secured by the inevitable Bow Street runner; who, as soon as h e was up, helped the weakly Screw into the third place, by his side.
I went to my bed in despair; and through the wakeful night I weakly cursed the fatal evening at the river-side when I had met her for the first time.
Four--five--six--" the count went on, and Joe, rolling over on his face, squirmed weakly to draw himself to his knees.
My son has behaved to you so weakly, and (in my opinion) so inexcusably, that I am really, speaking as his mother, almost ashamed to face you.
In charging it to the public, it was charged to the great mass of unorganized labor and of weakly organized labor.