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 Meanings and Examples of WEAK
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weak
 a.  lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  At first its weak flame made no impression on the shadows; then Zeena's face stood grimly out against the uncurtained pane, which had turned from grey to black.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  His wife's retort was like a knife-cut across the sinews and he felt suddenly weak and powerless.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  This was difficult, for Scarlett had not a subtle bone in her body; and Gerald was so much like her he never failed to penetrate her weak subterfuges, even as she penetrated his.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  She sat down again very suddenly, the reaction from her rage making her knees feel weak.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
5  She caught hold of the back of the chair, her knees going weak under her, as Rhett Butler rose from the sofa where he had been lying and made her a bow of exaggerated politeness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
6  Now she could do almost as she pleased, Pittypat being the weak vessel that she was.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
7  And as for France, that weak imitation of Napoleon is far too busy establishing the French in Mexico to be bothered with us.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
8  She's so frail and weak and you're so strong, Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
9  But lying weak and forlorn in the bed, she could only nod.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
10  The lawn was covered with prostrate men, too tired to walk farther, too weak from wounds to move.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  As she stood in the sunshine on the front porch, thanking the young man for his trouble, Scarlett felt her knees go weak.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
12  If anything went wrong, Melanie would be too weak to call.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
13  She felt as limp as a rag doll, warm, weak and helpless, and his supporting arms were so pleasant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
14  Only the tired plop-plop of the horse's feet and the weak wailing of Melanie's baby broke the stillness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  She was too exhausted and weak from fright to tolerate weakness in anyone else.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence: (78 in 6 pages)
16  A weak dyke bursts easily before a flood.
17  Every man has his weak side.
18  Everybody has some weak spot.
19  The illness left her feeling weak.
20  The dance left her feeling breathless and weak.
21  Individually we are weak, like a single twig but as a bundle we form a mighty faggot.
22  There is general recognition that the study techniques of many students are weak.
23  She is a girl of weak apprehension.
24  We are here to protect and assist the weak and infirm.
25  John is good at French but weak at history.
26  Babies are weak and vulnerable in the presence of huge shapes that they can only dimly perceive.
27  He was criticised as a weak and indecisive leader.
28  He will be considered a weak leader.
29  The company has weak middle management and poor internal communication.
30  The president says the measure is soft and weak on criminals.