Snow crunched under her feet and quickly soaked her flimsy slippers.
the flimsy structure of Spanish Liberalism.
The rupture, therefore, took place in the middle of May; and on a flimsy pretext the First Consul ordered the detention in France of all English persons.
She wrote a little piece which Comte rated so pre- v posterously as to talk about George Sand in the same sentence; it is in truth a flimsy performance, though it contains one or two gracious thoughts.
But the moderation of the treaty was only a flimsy disguise of the disgrace that it involved.
The psychological metaphysics of Cousin and of Janet was, however, too flimsy a realism to withstand its passage into this very idealism of matter which has become the dominant French metaphysics.
Instead of designer thongs or flimsy lace things, Ethel wore the plainest of cotton panties, the type described by past generations as 'practical.'
Some have supposed on very flimsy evidence that he quarrelled with the Egyptian court and retired to Cos, and would assign various poems to the " later-Coan " period.'
of Gustavus Adolphus's two immediate successors, Christina' and Charles X., shook the flimsy fabric of his empire to its very base.
Owing to the flimsy construction of its buildings Guayaquil has been repeatedly burned, the greater fires occurring in 1707, 1764, 1865, 1896 and 1899.
Here is he merely offered a flimsy thread that, we hope, may guide him through the maze of facts, but alas!
flimsy paper wallets on the market.
contributory infringement ' is very flimsy.
Tired and conflicted, she lay back on the bed, taking great satisfaction out of a real bed after the few days on the flimsy bed at the Sanctuary.
Manufacturers pull out all the stops on quality these days, but the C3 feels a bit flimsy.
As a result of its small build and low weight, the A200 unfortunately suffers from a fairly flimsy chassis.
The blade bolts are too flimsy or instead they've used rivets.
Others, like the blood type diet, are pretty flimsy.
Their great confidence was based on very flimsy evidence.
It just makes the rest of the book feel rather flimsy in my eyes.
The bell hangs in a rather flimsy wooden frame on plain bearings.
But there is nothing flimsy about the pursuit of happiness.
The songs atrophied until they were flimsy excuses for endless displays of guitar prowess.
flimsy start for the flimsiest of excuses: you spilled my pint, looked at me funny, looked at my girlfriend.
I've been quite busy of late and that is my somewhat flimsy excuse for the lack of updates.
I thought the whole interior of the house seemed flimsy.
Riders of these flimsy appliances pay no heed to stop signs or red lights.
Mrs Fortesque Forbes Brown was dressed only in a see-through negligee, a short flimsy garment that left little or nothing to the imagination.
Raoul was too flimsy and foppish until the moment of the sword fight and even then that was a little overblown.
Oh, for the flimsy pensioners and truculent barrow boys of yesteryear - whither the legions of faint hearted English whimsy?
The desert and time's collapsing a wooden shack and cross but leaving erect a flimsy wood windmill, is poetic license.
If the box is flimsy or loose, it's probably causing the imbalance.
Purchasing the very first sun shade you find might just leave you with a flimsy shelter that blows over with the first strong breeze.
Gauze is a great choice of fabric for swimwear since it is light but not overly flimsy.
He makes flimsy excuses for being late, keeps his cell phone history a secret and doesn't want to have sex anymore, these are all signs he is cheating.
Many didn't trust them - they looked far too flimsy to bear the weight of real cavers.
Can the press warp perceptions and foment too many flimsy hatreds?
pp. 3 6 9, 37 o) corroborates Hardyng to some extent; for we are told that John of Gaunt had once desired in parliament that his son should 'be recognized on this flimsy plea as heir to the crown; and when Roger Mortimer, earl of March, denied the story and insisted on his own claim as descended from Lionel, duke of Clarence, Richard imposed silence on both parties.
Years afterwards, he pretended that he had only signed the "devise" as a witness, but in his apology to Queen Mary he did not venture to allege so flimsy an excuse; he preferred to lay stress on the extent to which he succeeded in shifting the responsibility on to the shoulders of his brother-in-law, Sir John Cheke, and other friends, and on his intrigues to frustrate the queen to whom he had sworn allegiance.
The desert and time 's collapsing a wooden shack and cross but leaving erect a flimsy wood windmill, is poetic license.
Due to the weight-saving drive it was flimsy, so panels removed by fitters and dumped on the shed floor quickly acquired premature wrinkles.
Not just holes but they have a flimsy, see-through, threadbare appearance.
Its thick rectangular shape makes it feel a lot sturdier than the flimsy iPod Nano, so you won't have to worry about snapping it in two like a cracker.
The Kindle's light weight is considered a boon by some, but others find that it feels too flimsy.
Both can be flimsy, particularly if they're long and intended to support heavy fabric.
Inexpensive transverse rods can stick or employ flimsy pulls that break easily.
The fall is reduced to a narrow strap half an inch or less in width, but the standard is large, erect, and while the small fall is stout and firm, almost leathery, is delicate and flimsy in texture.
The tips wear down, and they become flimsy and will sometimes even break in half depending on how hard you play.
Modesty can be a primary motivator when purchasing longer hem lengths, but a flimsy material can undermine your efforts.
Flimsy, see-through fabric won't make it through the summer.
If the seams are flimsy, don't bother, even if the dress is a steal.
If they appear flimsy, cheaply made, the hinges don't move smoothly, they are uncomfortable, or if the logo is blurred, chances are they are not the thing.
This is more annoying than the redundant combat, boring NPC characters, and the game's flimsy storyline combined.
Swimsuits that have flimsy straps, are too skimpy or made of a fine material may not be practical for every day wear.
If the suit feels flimsy while dry, chances are it won't last through a season of sand, sun and salt or chlorinated water.
Unfortunately for individualists, these swimsuit styles are not widely available, and because of their flimsy nature they are often limited to adult-oriented stores.
This is a flimsy plastic circle containing three small wheels to guide the tray around and around.
This flimsy plastic cap simply needs to be unscrewed and the new one screwed on.
After years of struggling to keep delicate ornaments secure on tree branches and wreaths or seeing them broken on the ground because of a flimsy ornament hook, Heather created a new type of ornament clip.
Most stores should have a range of masks to choose from - they aren't all the flimsy eye masks with which you may be familiar.
Then when you emailed him later, calling him indirectly out on his lack of attention on you, he offered up a flimsy excuse for his lack of attention.
I agree with you that this guy's explanation for not wanting to commit to a long term relationship after having good, joyful sex with you does seem flimsy.
Do they look like they are durable and built to last or are they flimsy and look like they will break easily?
If the fabric is flimsy and thin, the jersey is not very high quality.
This is also useful to ensure that the watch feels comfortable on the wrist and is neither too light and flimsy or too heavy.
Look for double stitching, reinforced seams and waistbands, and fabrics that are pliable but not flimsy.
Unattractive: flimsy stock - If it doesn't look professional, neither do you.
Palette. A paper palette makes cleanup easy, although it's somewhat flimsy.
Flimsy product design caused injuries and product recalls.
Select a corset that runs low on the hips when you're wearing a dress constructed from a flimsy fabric.
And with the garters being too flimsy, you experience the discomfort of the stockings sliding down the thigh and the garter belt falling to the hips.
But whereas most modern garter belts are flimsy little things that are fine for dressing up and fantasy, so long as you don't wear them for more than about an hour, a retro garter belt will let you wear stockings all day and night.
Since there is no structure except for underwiring and most sheer fabrics are flimsy, it is very difficult to find a bra that won't pucker or wrinkle around at least one breast, particularly since no woman's natural breasts are symmetrical.
On this same note, cans of beer or soda hold up better than flimsy paper cups of punch or wine.
flimsy excuse or another.
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