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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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I cannot agree with you that my husband is the weakest of living mortals."
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.
It proves incontestably, that the judiciary is beyond comparison the weakest of the three departments of power[1]; that it can never attack with success either of the other two; and that all possible care is requisite to enable it to defend itself against their attacks.
It is very true that, after acquiring rebellious provinces a second time, they are not so lightly lost afterwards, because the prince, with little reluctance, takes the opportunity of the rebellion to punish the delinquents, to clear out the suspects, and to strengthen himself in the weakest places.
Neither let any prince, or state, be secure concerning discontentments, because they have been often, or have been long, and yet no peril hath ensued: for as it is true, that every vapor or fume doth not turn into a storm; so it is nevertheless true, that storms, though they blow over divers times, yet may fall at last; and, as the Spanish proverb noteth well, The cord breaketh at the last by the weakest pull.
Every word both the Doctor and Rose uttered hit the good lady in her weakest spot, and as she looked and listened a long array of bottles and pill-boxes rose up before her, reproaching her with the "ignorance and want of thought" that made her what she was, a nervous, dyspeptic, unhappy old woman.
He reviled himself as the weakest of men, as the falsest of friends, for still remaining near her--and yet he remained.
Wopsle taking the bass, and asserting with a tremendously strong voice (in reply to the inquisitive bore who leads that piece of music in a most impertinent manner, by wanting to know all about everybody's private affairs) that he was the man with his white locks flowing, and that he was upon the whole the weakest pilgrim going.
Most ferrous metals in China's futures markets remained under pressure on Wednesday, with iron ore extending its slide for the fifth session to its weakest in six weeks, amid the spectre of rising supply and weakening demand.
There have only been four triple digit readings since 2004, while January's print was the weakest going back to September 2016.
Listed British firms posted their weakest performance in three years over the last quarter as the economic slowdown took its toll, data has revealed.
Factory performance weakest in 6 months !-- -- MANILA, Philippines Domestic manufacturing grew at its weakest pace in six months in February largely due to lower demand, according to the latest Nikkei Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).