It was difficult to believe that Connie would tell Allen, knowing his weakness for alcohol, but how else would he have known?
She sensed weakness and dwelled on the instinct for a moment.
She'd figure out his weakness and hold onto that knowledge for when she needed it.
When the service was over, Kutuzov stepped up to the icon, sank heavily to his knees, bowed to the ground, and for a long time tried vainly to rise, but could not do so on account of his weakness and weight.
It showed weakness, but it added nothing to whatever immorality there might be in successively taking two incompatible oaths.
He'd seen from burying his brother that a king's greatest weakness was the woman at his side.
I see weakness and vulnerability as I do everyone.
"Ah, my friend!" said he, taking Pierre by the elbow; and there was in his voice a sincerity and weakness Pierre had never observed in it before.
Unsettled at her unusual weakness, she watched Sami's squat form fold with difficulty as he crouched beside her.
She held herself as erect, told everyone her opinion as candidly, loudly, and bluntly as ever, and her whole bearing seemed a reproach to others for any weakness, passion, or temptation--the possibility of which she did not admit.
Having repeated these words the captain wiped his eyes and gave himself a shake, as if driving away the weakness which assailed him at this touching recollection.
Appalled by the weakness, or rather the non-existence, of the navy, Admiral Saint-Bon, with his coadjutor Signor Brin, addressed ~form.
This weakness was the worst blot on Cranmer's character, but it was due in some measure to his painful capacity for seeing both sides of a question at the same time, a temperament fatal to martyrdom.
He was afraid of any want of clearness, any weakness, in the Mason's arguments; he dreaded not to be able to believe in him.
Temptations to Pierre's greatest weakness-- the one to which he had confessed when admitted to the Lodge--were so strong that he could not resist them.
A strange feeling of weakness tied him to the spot; he wished to get up and go away, but could not do so.
The ignorance of his colleagues, the weakness and insignificance of his opponents, the frankness of his falsehoods, and the dazzling and self- confident limitations of this man raise him to the head of the army.
He was weak, a type of weakness she couldn't heal.
It's a weakness I exploit.
Not because you deserve it, but because I understand you had a weakness that consumed you.
Her biggest issue with him had always been what she perceived as his weakness: his humanity and compassion for others.
"I hadn.t noticed," Kris said and took another sip, aware his brother was always on the prowl for some weakness to exploit.
All Darkyn had to do was wait and watch for his opportunity. While he did so, he had a new plan: To pursue a certain deity who'd left her position to her lover. In all his dealings with Immortals and mortals, Darkyn long ago learned the weakness Immortals and mortals had for a beautiful woman. Gabriel would be no different.
It may be assumed that the social corruption in Jerusalem was such as is usually found in wealthy communities, made bolder in this case, perhaps, by the political unrest and the weakness of the royal government under Zedekiah.
The discords which followed on the break-up of the Carolingian power, and the weakness of the so-called Italian emperors, who were unable to control the feudatories (marquises of Ivrea and Tuscany, dukes of Friuli and Spoleto), from whose ranks they sprang, exposed Italy to ever-increasing misrule.
The emperors real weakness was in Germany, where his subjects openly expressed their discontent.
Castruccio dominated Tuscany, where the Guelph cause, in the weakness of King Robert, languished.
But no sooner was he dead than the essential weakness of an artificial state, built up by cunning and perfidious policy, with the aid of bought troops, dignified by no dynastic title, and consolidated by no sense of loyalty, became apparent.
Little remained to him of his light acquisitions; but he had convulsed Italy by this invasion, destroyed her equilibrium, exposed her military weakness and political disunion, and revealed her wealth to greedy and more powerful nations.
The weakness of the government in dealing with the strike riots caused a feeling of profound dissatisfaction, and the so-called experiment of liberty, conducted with the object of conciliating the extreme parties, proved a dismal failure.
Oh, and they change color if they detect structural weakness in the material to which they are affixed.