vulnerable


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vulnerable

Bridge (of a side who have won one game towards rubber) subject to increased bonuses or penalties
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Fanny coloured, and doubted at first what to say; when, hoping to assail her on her vulnerable side, she presently answered--
Rebecca could observe, from the number of men placed for the defence of this post, that the besieged entertained apprehensions for its safety; and from the mustering of the assailants in a direction nearly opposite to the outwork, it seemed no less plain that it had been selected as a vulnerable point of attack.
If he was vulnerable he was mortal, and if we could wound him we could kill him.
We beat at them with the stocks of our guns, but there was nothing solid or vulnerable to strike.
It is ever the vulnerable points which are most securely guarded, and it was my one comfort that the difficult way must also be the safe way, if only the difficulty could be overcome.
And often we attack and make ourselves enemies, to conceal that we are vulnerable.
Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.
The other thern was engaging me at the time, and I was forcing him back--touching him here and there with my point until he was bleeding from a dozen wounds, yet not being able to penetrate his marvelous guard to reach a vulnerable spot for the brief instant that would have been sufficient to send him to his ancestors.
But how to reach them, now that I had found the only vulnerable spot in their mighty prison, was still a baffling riddle.
"The animal is vulnerable only in the stomach and between the thighs.
I will allow that this is vulnerable, and as I say, I do not defend it.
International Muslim humanitarian organisations slaughtered over 1,000 head of cattle for vulnerable communities in four coastal counties during Eid al-Adha.

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