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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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Cheating, murdering, lying, fighting, and all for things that the beasts of the jungle would not deign to possess--money to purchase the effeminate pleasures of weaklings. And yet withal bound down by silly customs that make them slaves to their unhappy lot while firm in the belief that they be the lords of creation enjoying the only real pleasures of existence.
The weaklings and cowards they had promptly eaten, and the unbelievable tale of their many heads adorning the canoe-houses was part of the myth.
The arrogant incompetent's humiliating turn after rival Jeremy Hunt forced him to face a few questions was the defensive squirming of a weakling pretending to be strong.
The vast amount of loans extended to us by China will certainly be one of the reasons why it will view our country as a submissive weakling that easily gives in to whatever it does or say.
But this should not be a reason for governors to pick 'weakling' deputies whom they can control, to the detriment of the people.
"Often, when governors were out of their stations either attending to business inside or outside the country, they delegated their authority to either favourite executive committee members or junior staff such as personal advisors, instead of the deputy governors," Mr Wamwangi argued, adding that even when the deputy got the chance, the governor would still run the affairs by phone.'WEAKLING' DEPUTIESTo guard against these ambitions, Mr Wamwangi said, the governors had resorted to choosing "weakling" deputies whom they could control, to the detriment of the county.
The Book of Henry, 12, PS19.99 Susan (Naomi Watts) relies on her gifted 11-year-old son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher) to manage the household finances and protect his weakling brother Peter (Jacob Tremblay), while she earns a meagre wage as a waitress.
His newspaper advertisements included a strip cartoon of the weakling on the beach having sand kicked in his face by a well-built bully.
2 CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011) SCIENCE helps turn weakling Steve Rogers into a Second World War super-soldier rippling with muscles, but he still has to prove he is ready for action and more than just a poster boy for the military.
Meanwhile in America, Dr Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) spearheads a programme to create the ultimate soldier, making asthmatic weakling Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) into the muscle-bound Captain America.
Meanwhile in America, Dr Erskine (Stanley Tucci) spearheads programme to create the ultimate soldier, making asthmatic weakling Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) into muscle-bound Captain America.
In Auschwitz he was a petty god dispensing death; after the war, he became a weakling.