weak


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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
References in classic literature ?
They are our sinister masters - the weak, the flabby, the silly, the cowardly, the faint of heart, and the slavish of mind.
"Haven't I suffered enough from this oppression of the weak?" he continued forcibly.
Let that be the hope of the weak, whose theology has invented hell for the strong.
And he hearkened unto his weak reason: like lead lay its words upon him-- thereupon he robbed when he murdered.
And now once more lieth the lead of his guilt upon him, and once more is his weak reason so benumbed, so paralysed, and so dull.
"We've got to before we're too weak to do it," replied Clayton.
Like a wild beast his teeth sought the throat of his intended prey, but Clayton, weak though he was, still found sufficient strength to hold the maniac's mouth from him.
"I can't," I sighed, too weak to wag my head upon the pillow.
So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak.
Towards the Knight, so weak that he could scarcely hold his sword, this Giant came stalking.
But the Red Cross Knight was still so weak and feeble that Despair almost persuaded him to kill himself.
He then bethought him of his horn, Which hung down at his knee; He set his horn unto his mouth, And blew out weak blasts three.