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weak

weak Sentence Examples

  • She was too weak to move.

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  • It was all she could do to remain upright on tingling weak legs.

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  • "There are hundreds, maybe thousands of entries," I offered in a weak effort to give her hope.

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  • They made her weak and frightened.

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  • "Nothing," she managed to respond in a weak voice.

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  • His voice was weak, as if he were far away.

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  • Too weak to continue, she dropped to her knees.

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  • Still, the rich hardwood floor reflected the weak morning sun in a cheerful manner that spawned reluctance to continue the tour.

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  • At barely ten years old, he'd been too weak to fight off full-grown men, too weak to protect her.

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  • "You're not weak, Damian," she said, propping her chin on his chest to look up at him.

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  • I am weak, he said.

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  • "I don't know if it would be allowed," replied the officer in a weak voice.

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  • He unexpectedly felt himself ridiculous, weak, and alone, with no ground to stand on.

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  • Exhaustion left her feeling cold and weak, which was probably why her foot slipped on the edge of a rock.

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  • Meeting Bagration's weak detachment on the Znaim road he supposed it to be Kutuzov's whole army.

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  • Fevered and shivering, she felt too weak and hungry to focus well, but the shape of the black hourglass was unmistakable.

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  • In the past, a weak group unjustly persecuted by a strong group had few options.

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  • "You're too weak to fight him," she said, a smile tugging up the corner of her mouth.

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  • He'd forced her to stay awake through it all despite her fainting spells, tearing open her veins and feeding until she was too weak to fight him.

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  • Figured everything would turn out okay, Darian said with a weak shrug.

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  • Her presence would bolster his weak will.

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  • Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.

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  • With an outstretched hand she touched the wall and managed to feel her way around the corner until she could see the weak glow of the near-extinguished light far ahead.

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  • His body seemed too weak to contain his newfound power.

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  • You didn't used to be a weak, puny human.

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  • Bessie is weak and little.

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  • Tender, compassionate, weak, like a human, and failing miserably to take my place.

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  • He seems weak, and his eyes are dull.

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  • "You're too weak to go anywhere," she pointed out.

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  • He was too weak to chase her down this time, and she knew it.

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  • There had been none since Claire, whose powers had been so weak, she couldn't even be blood bound.

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  • Natasha had grown thin and pale and physically so weak that they all talked about her health, and this pleased her.

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  • "You're weak," he scoffed.

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  • Facebook expands your number of weak ties.

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  • I thought you too weak to think like I do.

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  • She leaned back on the couch instead, trying to reassure him with a weak smile.

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  • In spite of the protective gear worn, the challenge definitely excluded the weak of heart, and, in Dean's estimation, the strong of brain.

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  • Finally even those subsided, leaving her feeling weak and drained.

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  • Her knees were weak, but her legs finally obeyed as she turned back toward the hotel.

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  • Everyone associated with your target is a weak point.

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  • We've identified weak points in your organization.

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  • It was as if small objects had been buried in the ground, and their weak magic was muffled.

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  • He grew weak from hunger and thirst.

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  • His command was weak, yet the air around her stiffened until she hit an invisible wall.

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  • In the wild, predators killed the weak so that there would be more for the strong.

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  • Things that made her knees weak and her eyes drift dreamily to the ocean as she remembered.

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  • "Nature.s not so kind to the weak," Jared said with a grimace as he pushed himself up.

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  • Things that made her knees weak and her eyes drift dreamily to the ocean as she remembered.

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  • He rose and stretched, stiff and weak but healed.

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  • Her legs were too weak to hold her, and he lowered her to the ground.

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  • You think I can't do the same to a bunch of weak humans?

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  • The vision in her mind made her bones too weak to hold her on their own.

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  • You think I give a damn about one stupid, feeble, weak human, especially one mated to Rhyn?

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  • The vision in her mind made her bones too weak to hold her on their own.

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  • Preventing violent crimes and crimes against the weak usually take precedent over fraud and economic crimes.

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  • Her body was weak but working, and there were more of the odd sugar cubes beside her pillow.

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  • You're weak and foolish and Gods, if I could find a magic pill that'd knock some sense into you --

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  • He turned on some music with weak intentions of continuing his sheriff reading but instead just sat there, finishing the last of the merlot.

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  • I love to play with little sister, she is weak and small baby.

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  • Little Natalie is a very weak and small baby.

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  • It reflected a weak, ungraceful figure and thin face.

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  • It must be so, but I am still so weak that I love my life, the meaning of which is only now gradually opening before me.

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  • Had Speranski sprung from the same class as himself and possessed the same breeding and traditions, Bolkonski would soon have discovered his weak, human, unheroic sides; but as it was, Speranski's strange and logical turn of mind inspired him with respect all the more because he did not quite understand him.

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  • Her legs felt weak, and she sat heavily on the curb, struggling to control her breathing so she didn't pass out.

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  • Is our nation so poor or so weak that we must resort to the ultimate in pragmatism and befriend nations in the name of commerce or prosperity or military security while turning a blind eye to the suffering of their people?

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  • Austrian troops that had escaped capture at Ulm and had joined Kutuzov at Braunau now separated from the Russian army, and Kutuzov was left with only his own weak and exhausted forces.

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  • Pierre was one of those people who, in spite of an appearance of what is called weak character, do not seek a confidant in their troubles.

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  • Alpatych named others, but they too, according to Dron, had no horses available: some horses were carting for the government, others were too weak, and others had died for want of fodder.

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  • Her defense was weak and inapt but she attained her object.

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  • He'd trained her to use many of the weapons and encouraged her to visit the armory, even when she was young and too weak to lift a sword.

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  • Rhyn was weak but drew only what he needed to survive; he was both hunter and hunted.

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  • If the weak nation will not willingly do the bidding of the strong one, then it is made to.

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  • The weak can now do substantial harm to the strong.

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  • I feel myself weak and unworthy.

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  • I'm old and weak and this is what you wanted.

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  • "Keep her drained and weak," he ordered the lackey.

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  • His tingling senses awoke him, but he was too weak to do more than look around the room.

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  • Too weak to push it off, he let his head drop back onto the cushion behind him.

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  • He was weak but alive, his body covered with his blood and hers.

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  • "Lift it two lines more and it will be just right," cried he in a feeble voice to which he tried to impart a dashing note, ill-suited to his weak figure.

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  • The countess finished her prayers and came to the bed with a stern face, but seeing, that Natasha's head was covered, she smiled in her kind, weak way.

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  • Berg, judging by his wife, thought all women weak and foolish.

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  • The count was so weak, and trusted Mitenka so much, and was so good-natured, that everybody took advantage of him and things were going from bad to worse.

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  • Two witnesses for the mock marriage--Khvostikov, a retired petty official whom Dolokhov made use of in his gambling transactions, and Makarin, a retired hussar, a kindly, weak fellow who had an unbounded affection for Kuragin--were sitting at tea in Dolokhov's front room.

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  • You talk about our position, the left flank weak and the right flank too extended, he went on.

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  • How can they need reinforcements when they already have half the army directed against a weak, unentrenched Russian wing?

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  • He was too weak to stand, and yet he all but promised to find her.

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  • Did he think she was weak, the way she thought he was weak when their roles were reversed?

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  • The weak group could fight and lose, or comply with whatever the strong group demanded.

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  • They were half clad, hungry, too weak to get away on foot and had no means of obtaining a conveyance.

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  • On his thin, weak legs were heavy chains which hampered his irresolute movements.

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  • That she had not heard from Prince Andrew himself, Princess Mary attributed to his being too weak to write or to his considering the long journey too hard and too dangerous for her and his son.

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  • His descendants were weak men and they too ruled France badly.

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  • He was weak, a type of weakness she couldn't heal.

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  • It was Cynthia's voice, weak and yet strong at the same time.

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  • He feebly moved his leg and uttered a weak, sickly groan which aroused his own pity.

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  • This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.

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  • But if you don't stop messing with my weak heart, I'll go elsewhere for a mate.

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  • Makar Alexeevich, the brother of my late master--may the kingdom of heaven be his--has remained here, but he is in a weak state as you know, said the old servant.

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  • He seized the door, making a final effort to hold it back--to lock it was no longer possible--but his efforts were weak and clumsy and the door, pushed from behind by that terror, opened and closed again.

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  • Not only did his contemporaries, carried away by their passions, talk in this way, but posterity and history have acclaimed Napoleon as grand, while Kutuzov is described by foreigners as a crafty, dissolute, weak old courtier, and by Russians as something indefinite--a sort of puppet useful only because he had a Russian name.

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  • He was hard alike on the lazy, the depraved, and the weak, and tried to get them expelled from the commune.

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  • Damian can do that, too, but Darian's too weak yet to tap into his power.

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  • "I'll lock the door," he said, his lips returning to hers and lingering in a way that made her feel weak.

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  • Her mouth felt dry and her knees weak.

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  • She mopped her forehead, feeling weak.

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  • "Jenn …" Jonny's voice was weak.

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  • She'd never been moody or wimpy or weak!

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  • She wasn't in tip-top shape, but she wasn't weak!

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  • Claire was the closest thing, but she never received the training because her power was too weak.

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  • She threw up again, sick and weak.

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  • He strikes where men are weak.

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  • She was too weak.

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  • A human was weak.

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  • Granted, he wasn't exactly himself at the time, near dead, starved, weak.

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  • She'd never thought a creature like him weak.

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  • We think he might be an Ancient, but he.s so weak and his face has been so damaged, we can.t tell.

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  • Aren.t you supposed to be protecting the weak, puny human?

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  • She felt weak, but she was alive.

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  • "Somewhat. It's been hard to break, but I think I found the weak point," the first man replied.

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  • She blocked clumsily at first but ordered herself not to look weak in front of such a man and focused hard.

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  • I'm going-- " "He's gone weak after all these years at battle and lost sight of winning back our planet!

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  • Instead, he waited for you, and you've made him weak.

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  • He seemed to think you'd gone weak and I was the source of your weakness.

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  • Even the sight of him immortalized in paints made her chest tight and her knees weak.

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  • She seemed bewildered with her surroundings and very weak.

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  • She's weak and needs time and rest, but she has her old zest.

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  • Did you have fun playing with the weak human?

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  • The scent that makes me weak in the knees.

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  • Victor will know I've been turned by my scent, but he will expect me to be weak.

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  • "Me Too," he said, and pulled her close, kissing her in a way that made her legs weak.

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  • She felt weak and tired.

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  • She was weak and chilled.

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  • He was weak; he could feel it.

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  • Brady recovered his balance, once again amazed at just how weak his body was.

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  • Is this what happens when your weak human emotions fade?

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  • The Immortal side of him is weak.  He'll do whatever it takes to get his mate back, and I intend to plant the idea in his head.

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  • Rhyn does understand, but he can't control what he is.  Even if he wanted to do good, he'd fail.  He's too weak to control his impulses, Kris.

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  • "I always thought Gabe's humanity made him weak.  It appears my inhumanity did me in," she mused.

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  • Their case was weak, but they had a strong feeling they had the right man and with a little work could put it together.

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  • Her knees were suddenly weak and she grabbed a pole, sliding down to sit in the hay.

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  • She tried her voice again, and this time something weak and strangled came out.

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  • She was weak and the pain was excruciating, but she was determined to go home.

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  • Her stomach hurt and she felt weak, but she wasn't about to let him carry her around like an invalid.

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  • Too weak to focus, she didn't know who it was until he'd knelt beside her.

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  • And I think I … He struggled with the words, hating how weak they sounded.

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  • Where Claire had been a weak Oracle, Jenn was a mind manipulator.

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  • When Xander didn't look away, she began to suspect she'd found a weak point.

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  • That she was a weak Oracle unable to access her magic meant nothing to him at the time.

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  • She refused to let him see she was hurting from his magic and weak without her own.

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  • Girls were too weak to hold the demon at all.

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  • But your eyes are weak.

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  • My eyes are weak, but my hearing and my other senses are not, he answered.

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  • How weak had she become to lose complete control?

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  • She is as weak at battle planning as Sirian is strong.

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  • Maybe his will was too weak, and the demon took advantage of him.

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  • She was as weak as he thought her, but she couldn't rest, not when she needed to act.

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  • Your forefathers killed female heirs because the demon told them they were too weak.

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  • The southern wall is still too weak.

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  • Too weak to go far, she settled on the edge of the bed with some frustration.

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  • You're too weak for Tiyan.

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  • Whatever secrets it held, they were as weak as the pages that turned to dust at the corners.

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  • Now that the storm had passed, her taut muscles relaxed and she felt weak.

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  • Between convulsive giggles, she panted out a weak defense.

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  • Her mind was too weak to talk to him anymore; she'd gone silent this afternoon.

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  • You cannot bury your mother if you're too weak to carry her, can you?

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  • The sudden release of the pressure built up over a lifetime made her too weak to stand.

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  • She almost felt weak from the ache at her core that yearned for him to be inside her.

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  • It is true that Cynthia, whose health appears to have been weak, does not seem to have survived the separation long.

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  • As a king he proved ungrateful to his mother, and weak as a ruler.

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  • The well-meaning but weak king Zedekiah he denounces with bitter scorn as a perjured traitor (xvii).

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  • Elsewhere it is either weak or nonexistent.

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  • They are yellowish-red solids, which behave as weak bases, their salts undergoing hydrolytic dissociation in aqueous solution.

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  • In the Luritcha tribe it was customary when a child was in weak health to kill a younger and healthy one and feed the weakling on its flesh.

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  • The gentleness for which he was already renowned was not that of a weak, but of a strong character.

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  • circuit-closing apparatus called a relay, which is practi cally an electromagnetic key which has its lever attached to the armature of the magnet and which can be worked by a very weak current.

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  • The relay tongue, being perfectly free to move, can be actuated by a comparatively weak current.

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  • The central authority of Pavia had always been weak; the regno had proved insufficient to combine the nation.

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  • Sicily in the hands ot the Mussulmans, the Theme of Lombardy abandoned to the weak suzerainty of the Greek catapans, the Lombard duchy of Benevento slowly falling to pieces and the maritime republics of Naples, Gaeta and Amalfi extending their influence by commerce in the Mediterranean, were in effect detached from the Italian regno, beyond the jurisidiction of Rome, included in no parcel of Italy proper.

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  • But the withdrawal of the Neapolitans left Durando too weak to intercept Nugent and his 30,000 men; and the latter, although harassed by the inhabitants of Venetia and repulsed at Vicenza, succeeded in joining Radetzky, who was soon further reinforced from Tirol.

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  • But he is immortal as the man against whom Kant directed his tremendous battery 1 Human attributes magnified, or their weak points thought away.

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  • Paetus, a weak and incapable man, suffered a severe defeat at Rhandea (62), where he was surrounded and forced to capitulate and to evacuate Armenia.

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  • Verus, a weak, selfindulgent man, had a high respect for his adoptive brother, and deferred uniformly to his judgment.

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  • New Zealand was poorly stocked with a weak flora; the more robust and aggressive one of the north temperate region was ready at any moment to invade it-, but was held back by physical barriers which human aid has alone enabled it to surpass.

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  • Other symptoms of undue absorption are vertigo, deafness, sounds in the ears, stupefaction, a subnormal temperature, nausea, vomiting and a weak pulse (Sir Thomas Fraser).

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  • For instance, the Tyranninae are anacromyod, while the closely allied Pipras and Cotingas are katacromyod; both these modifications can be shown to have been derived but recently from the weak mesoand oligomyodian condition which prevails in the majority of the so-called Oligomyodi.

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  • James was a cultured prince with a taste for music and architecture, but was a weak and incapable king.

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  • In the first state the prints have been taken off with the roller, or even by handpressing, and they are weak in tint; in the second state the printing press has been used, and the ink is stronger.

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  • Gradually the province was extended north of Massilia, up the Rhone, while the Greek town itself became weak and dependent on Rome.

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  • Their weak point lies in their necessary conservatism; they cannot advance and adapt themselves to changed circumstances, as either monarchy or democracy can.

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  • In 1898, the raja being of weak intellect and without heir, the administration was undertaken by a British official.

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  • It is difficult to allow the appositeness of this special illustration; on the other hand, Ford has even in this case shown his art of depicting sensual passion without grossness of expression; for the exception in Annabella's language to Soranzo seems to have a special intention, and is true to the pressure of the situation and the revulsion produced by it in a naturally weak and yielding mind.

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  • His son and successor, Theodore (Feodor), was a weak man of saintly character, very ill fitted to consolidate his father's work and maintain order among the ambitious, turbulent nobles; but he had the good fortune to have an energetic brother-in-law, with no pretensions to sanctity, called Boris Godunov, who was able, with the tsar's moral support, to keep his fellow-boyars in order.

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  • tration under the weak Feodor.

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  • The late tsar's eldest son, Theodore, was weak in health and died Theodore without male issue after an uneventful reign of six III..

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  • - On the death of Peter (1725) the internal tranquillity and progress of the empire were again seriously threatened by the uncertainty of the order of succession, and the autocratic power which he had wielded so vigorously passed into the hands of a series of weak, indolent sovereigns who were habitually guided by personal caprice and the advice of intriguing favourites rather than by serious political considerations.

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  • Whilst Russia, Austria, Prussia and France were becoming powerful monarchies with centralized administration, Poland had remained a weak feudal republic with an elected king chosen under foreign influence and fettered by constitutional restrictions.

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  • Instead of a wellorganized army of the modern type there was merely an undisciplined militia composed almost exclusively of irregular cavalry; and the national defences as a whole were so weak that, in the opinion of such a competent authority as Maurice of Saxony, the country might easily be conquered by a regular army of 48,000 men.

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  • In reality the revolutionary movement was not so strong and the government not so weak as was generally supposed.

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  • Twenty years of experience and observation had revealed the defects of the earlier legislation, and had concentrated public attention more intelligently than ever before upon the problem of strengthening the weak spots.

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  • As a natural result weak railway companies in the United States have frequently been declared insolvent by the courts, owing to their inability in periods of commercial depression to meet their acknowledged obligations, and in the reorganization which has followed the shareholders have usually had to accept a loss, temporary or permanent.

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  • A weak, giddy woman of no stability of character, her success turned her head and caused her to behave with insolence and impropriety, in strong contrast with Catherine's quiet dignity under her misfortunes.

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  • They brought to the support of that instrument "the areas of intercourse and wealth" (Libby), the influence of the commercial towns, the greater planters, the army officers, creditors and property-holders generally, - in short, of interests that had felt the evils of the weak government of the Confederation, - and alsc of some few true nationalists (few, because there was as yet no general national feeling), actuated by political principles of centralization independently of motives of expediency and self-interest.

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  • Both of these statements are correct when the powerful mineral acid and bases are considered, exceptions only arising when weak acids and bases are employed.

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  • Asa, it is evident, was too weak to achieve the remarkable victory ascribed to him in 2 Chron.

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  • There was a poor and weak Jerusalem, its Temple stood in need of renovation, its temple-service was mean, its priests unworthy of their office.

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  • They brought themselves into notoriety by excommunicating the philosopher - an act of weak self-defence on the part of men who had themselves but recently been admitted to the country, and were timorous of the suspicion that they shared Spinoza's then execrated views.

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  • Large numbers of shad, blue fish, weak fish (squeteague), alewives, Spanish mackerel, perch, bass, croakers (Micropogon undulatus), mullet, menhaden, oysters and clams are caught in the sounds, in the lower courses of the rivers flowing into them, or in the neighbouring waters of the sea.

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  • Governor William Woods Holden (1818-1892; governor 1868-1870) was so weak and tyrannical that he was impeached by the legislature in December 1870.

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  • Whether they expanded at the expense of weak aboriginal tribes or were conquered by more robust invaders, Chinese civilization prevailed and assimilated alike the conquered and the conquerors.

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  • She is a moderately strong empire lying to the north of the great Moslem states, and having for neighbours a series of very weak principalities or semi-civilized tribes.

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  • The weak parts of this story are the sudden and unexplained departure of the Simons; the subsequent useless cruelty of treating the child like a wild beast and keeping him in a dark room practically out of sight (unless any doubt of his identity was possible), while his sister was in comparative comfort; the cause of death, declared to be of long standing, but in fact developed with such rapidity; the insufficient excuse provided for the child's muteness under Gomin's regime (he had answered Barras) and the irregularities in the formalities in attending the death and the funeral, when a simple identification of the body by Marie Therese would have prevented any question of resuscitated dauphins.

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  • There were men of stronger build than the weak Ishbaal and the crippled son of Jonathan, the survivors of Saul's house, and it is only to be expected that David's first care must have been to cement the union of the north and south.

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  • He was weak, vacillating and ineffective as a politician, lacking in judgment and decision, and without any great parliamentary talent.

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  • much superior to his weak brother in energy and as a general and statesman.

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  • He made an eloquent plea for Christianity, but his case was weak in law, and the court sustained the will.

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  • Though too weak and good-natured to cope with the problem which confronted him, Agis was characterized by a sincerity of purpose and a blend of youthful modesty with royal dignity, which render him perhaps the most attractive figure in the whole of Spartan history.

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  • Licentiousness, extravagance and an utter disregard for human life were his weak points, but he was loyal, generous and magnanimous.

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  • A weak and easily-influenced old man, his resignation was the noblest act of his pontificate.

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  • Domitian's succession (on the 13th of September 81) was unquestioned, and it would seem that he had intended, so far as his weak volition and mean abilities would allow, to govern well.

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  • The power of the witan varied according to the personality of the reigning king, being considerable under a weak ruler, but inconsiderable under a strong one.

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  • The attempt to check the Jewish rebellion ended in a weak compromise.

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  • True, she now agreed to recognise the independence of the Cisalpine, Ligurian, Helvetic and Batavian (Dutch) republics; but the masterful acquisitiveness of the First Consul and the weak conduct of Austrian and British affairs at that time soon made that clause of the treaty a dead letter.

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  • Prussia (he wrote on the 14th of March) was a weak country.

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  • But the empire was vast and weak, and its capital lay far away; in practice, no doubt, the lagoon population enjoyed virtual independence, though later the Byzantine claim to suzerainty became one of the leading factors in the formation of the state.

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  • The state was a vassal of a weak and distant empire, which would leave it virtually free to pursue its own career; it was an independent tributary of a near and powerful kingdom with which it could trade, and trade between east and west became henceforth the note of its development.

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  • In the trap-door species of Lycosidae, like, for instance, Lycosa opifex of the Russian steppes, the hinge is weak and the lid of the burrow is kept normally shut by being very much thicker and heavier at its free margin opposite the hinge so that it readily falls by its own weight.

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  • Some idea of the enormous damage wrought by the collective attacks of individually small and weak animals may be gathered from the fact that a conservative estimate places the loss due to insect attacks on cotton in the United States at the astounding figure of $60,000,000 (£12,000,000) annually.

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  • Much buying might take place when stocks were scanty, with the result that prices would be needlessly forced up; and when stocks were plentiful demand might be weak and prices, therefore, be unduly depressed.

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  • without issue the succession should be determined by the pope, the emperor and the kings of France and England), and Guy, with a weak title, was unable to exercise any real control over the kingdom.

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  • A small piece of iron placed in this field tends to move from weak to strong places in the field with a force depending on the strength of the field and the rate at which the field varies.

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  • As to the detergent action of a soap, Berzelius held that it was due to the free alkali liberated with water; but it is difficult to see why a solution which has just thrown off most of its fatty acids should be disposed to take up even a glyceride, and, moreover, on this theory, weak cold solutions, in which the hydrolysis is considerable, should be the best cleansers, whilst experience points to the use of hot concentrated solutions.

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  • So soon as the tallow is melted a quantity of weak lye is added, and the agitation of the injected steam causes the fat and lye to become intimately mixed and produces a milky emulsion.

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  • Suppose that a pure soap without resin is to be made - a product little seen in the market - the spent lye is run off, steam is again turned on, pure water or very weak lye run in, and the contents boiled up till the whole is thin, close and clear.

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  • Steam is turned on, and, the mass being brought to a clear condition with weak lye or water, strong lye is added and the boiling continued with close steam till the lye attains such a state of concentration that the soap is no longer soluble in it, and it will separate from the caustic lye as from a common salt solution.

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  • The ordinary method of adding resin consists in stirring it in small fragments into the fatty soap in the stage of clear-boiling; but a better result is obtained by separately preparing a fatty soap and the resin soap, and combining the two in the pan after the underlye has been salted out and removed from the fatty soap. The compound then receives its strengthening boil, after which it is fitted by boiling with added water or weak lye, continuing the boil till by examination of a sample the proper consistency has been reached.

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  • On settling the product forms three layers: the uppermost is a thin crust of soap which is worked up again in the pan; the second is the desired soap; next there is a dark-coloured weak soap termed nigre, which, because it contains some soap and alkali is saved for future use; underneath these is a solution of alkaline salts with a little free alkali.

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  • The anxiety, fatigue and cold to which he was thus exposed, affecting a constitution naturally weak, laid the foundation of the disease to which he afterwards succumbed.

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  • In the beginning of i 556 Ignatius grew very weak and resigned the active government to three fathers, Polanco, Madrid and Natal.

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  • When the Israelites were journeying from Egypt to the land of Canaan, the Amalekites are said to have taken advantage of their weak condition to harry the stragglers in the rear, and as a judgment for their hostility it was ordained that their memory should be blotted out from under heaven (Deut.

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  • With James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, Mason carried through the Virginia legislature measures disestablishing the Episcopal Church and protecting all forms of worship. In politics he was a radical republican, who believed that local government should be kept strong and central government weak; his democratic theories had much influence in Virginia and other southern and western states.

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  • 4 has "the house of the Hashmoneans who were weak, signs were wrought for them and strength."

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  • In reality he seems to have been rather a weak monarch, after the heart of the grandees and the priests.

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  • Weak health, consequent on over-study, prevented him from obtaining the highest academical honours, but he graduated as doctor in theology at the age of twenty-two, and then entered the Accademia dei Nobili ecclesiastici, a college in which clergy of aristocratic birth are trained for the diplomatic service of the Roman Church.

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  • As regards the latter consideration, it is enough to say that nowhere has productive industry developed itself in the form of voluntary effort; in every country of which we have any knowledge it was imposed by the strong upon the weak, and was wrought into the habits of the people only by the stern discipline of constraint.

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  • In parts where European authority remained weak, as in the hinterland of the Portuguese province of Angola and the adjacent regions of Central Africa, native potentates continued to raid their neighbours, and from this region many labourers were (up to 1910) forcibly taken to work on the cocoa plantation in St Thomas.

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  • In spite of his weak health, he was indefatigably industrious.

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  • The government was weak and lacked moral support in the whole island.

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  • But the central power remained weak, and the country possessed no strong natural frontiers.

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  • In peace-time it is composed of weak cadres, on which falls the duty of guarding magazines and stores, and of carrying through musketry instruction and drill of the rank and file of the ikhtiat and the redif.

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