Weak sentence examples

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

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

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

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

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  • Her presence would bolster his weak will.

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

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

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  • He seems weak, and his eyes are dull.

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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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  • "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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  • "You're weak," he scoffed.

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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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  • 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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  • Everyone associated with your target is a weak point.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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  • 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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  • She was too weak.

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  • She felt weak and tired.

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • In the reign of Sargon Phoenicia itself seems to have been left alone; but the inhabitants of Citium revolted, showing that the authority of Tyre in Cyprus had grown weak; and Sargon received the submission of seven Cyprian princes, and set up in Larnaca (probably in 709) the triumphal stele now in the Berlin Museum (Schrader, Cuneif.

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  • The weak points in Hume's empiricism are so admirably realized Negative by the author himself that it is only fair to quote his own Negativ of summary in the Appendix to the Treatise.

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • This class is distributed in very weak cadres in time of peace.

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  • The first onslaught of the Knights of the Cross did indeed rout the weak irregulars placed in the van of the Turkish army, but their mad pursuit was checked by the steady ranks of the Janissaries, by whom they were completely defeated (1396).

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  • At last that final expedient of weak governments, the debasing of the coinage, led to a crisis.

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  • The reform of the army, however, involved the destruction of the Janissaries (q.v.), and though their massacre on the 15th of June left the sultan free to carry out his views with regard to the army, it left him too weak to resist the Russian demands.

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  • Turkey's progress in the path of reform was viewed with some uneasiness in Russia, the cardinal principle of whose policy since 1829 had been to maintain her own influence at Constantinople by keeping the Otto- Policy man government weak.

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  • In cavalry they were weak, for the Russian does not take kindly to equitation and the horses were not equal to the accepted European standard of weight, while the Cossack was only formidable to stragglers and wounded.

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  • On the 15th Napoleon concentrated his forces to the east of Leipzig, with only a weak detachment to the west, and in the evening the allies were prepared to attack him.

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  • If, however, he was weak in numbers, he was now again operating in a friendly country, able to find food almost everywhere and practically indifferent as to his communications.

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  • When the Norsemen came to Greenland they found various remains indicating, as the old sagas say, that there had been people of a similar kind as those they met with in Vinland, in America, whom they called Skraeling (the meaning of the word is uncertain, it means possibly weak people); but the sagas do not report that they actually met the natives then.

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  • If these be too luxuriant, they yield nothing but leaves; and if too weak, they are incapable of developing flower buds.

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  • was weak in character and mentally dull.

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  • In polarized light they show a weak grey colour with a black cross, the arms of which are parallel to the cobwebs in the eyepiece of the microscope and remain stationary when the section is rotated.

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  • Porphyritic crystals often contract less than the surrounding glass, which accordingly becomes strained, and in polarized light may show a weak double refraction in a limited area surrounding the crystal.

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  • Ostwald has confirmed the equation by observation on an enormous number of weak acids (Zeits.

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  • This explains the action of a strong acid on the salt of a weak acid.

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  • This " replacement " of a " weak " acid by a " strong " one is a matter of common observation in the chemical laboratory.

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  • The watery liquid known as rubber milk or latex is an emulsion consisting chiefly of a weak watery solution of proteids, carbohydrates and salts holding the liquid globules in suspension.

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  • As a teacher he was one of the first to discriminate between the various strata in rabbinic records; to him was due the revival of interest in the older Midrash and in the Palestinian Talmud, interest in which had been weak for some centuries before his time.

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  • But this equality, which took no account of wealth or poverty, was felt to be unjust, and the assessment began to be made according to the resources of each family, "the strong bearing the weak, and the weak relieving the strong."

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  • Weak health, however, caused him from early days to devote himself to research, mainly on church history in the later middle ages, and his literary reputation rests on the important books he produced on this subject.

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  • It forms crystallizable salts with potassium and calcium hydrates, and functions as a weak acid forming salts named plumbates.

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  • So exact is the latter determination that, were there no weak point in the subsequent parts of the process, this method would give far the most certain result for the solar parallax.

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  • Its weak point is that the apparent motion of the node depends partly upon the motion of the ecliptic, which cannot be determined with equal precision.

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  • Magnetization in Weak Fields.

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  • Where the induction is high the lines will be crowded together; where it is weak they will be widely separated, the number per square centimetre crossing a normal surface at any point being always equal to the numerical value of B.

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  • Since i +47-K' can never be negative, the apparent susceptibility will be positive or negative according as is greater or less than Thus, for example, a tube containing a weak solution of an iron salt will appear to be diamagnetic if it is immersed in a stronger solution of iron, though in air it is paramagnetic.4 Circular Magnetization.

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  • Magnetization In Very Weak Fields Some interesting, observations have been made of the effects produced by very small magnetic forces.

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  • Ann., 1880, 11, 399) that in weak fields the relation of the magnetization I to the magnetizing force H is approximately expressed by an equation of the form I =aH +bH2, or K=I/H =a+bH, whence it appears that within the limits of Baur's experiments the magnetization curve is a parabola, and the susceptibility curve an inclined straight line, x being therefore a known function of H.

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  • If these equations could be assumed to hold when H is indefinitely small, it would follow that has a finite initial value, from which there would be no appreciable deviation in fields so weak that bH was negligibly small in comparison with a.

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  • The behaviour of nickel in weak fields has been observed by Ewing (Phil.

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  • In hardened iron and steel the effect can scarcely be detected, and in weak fields these metals exhibit no magnetic hysteresis of any kind.

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  • For steel which has been made redhot, suddenly cooled, and then let down to a yellow temper, the critical value of the magnetizing force is smaller than for steel which is either softer or harder; it is indeed so small that the metal contracts like nickel even under weak magnetizing forces, without undergoing any preliminary extension that can be detected.

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  • In weak fields the magnetic contraction is always diminished by pulling stress; in strong fields the contraction increases under a small load and diminishes under a heavy one.

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  • In the case of the ring in question, the circumferential changes were in weak fields less than twice as great as the transverse ones, while in strong fields they were more than twice as great; under increasing magnetic force therefore the volume of the ring was first diminished, then it regained its original value (for H=go), and ultimately increased.

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  • In the latter case the first application of stress is always attended by an increase-often a very great one-of the magnetization, whether the field is weak or strong, but after a load has been put on and taken off several times the changes of magnetization become cyclic. From experiments of both classes it appears that for a given field there is a certain value of the load for which the magnetization is a maximum, the maximum occuring at a smaller load the stronger the field.

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  • ] being to diminish the magnetization; on the other hand, with very weak fields the maximum may not have been reached with the greatest load that the wire can support without permanent deformation.

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  • The effects of longitudinal pressure are opposite to those of traction; when the cyclic condition has been reached, pressure reduces the magnetization of iron in weak fields and increases it in strong fields (Ewing, Magnetic Induction, 1900, 223).

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  • Ewing and Cowan looked carefully for it, especially in weak fields, but failed to discover anything of the kind.'

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  • Heydweiller, 2 which appeared to indicate a reversal in weak fields (corresponding to I= 5, or thereabouts), have been shown by Honda and Shimizu to be vitiated by the fact that his specimen was not initially in a magnetically neutral state; they found that when the applied field had the same direction as that of the permanent magnetization, Heydweiller's fallacious results were easily obtained; but if the field were applied in the direction opposite to that of the permanent magnetization, or if, as should rightly be the case, there were no permanent magnetization at all, then there was no indication of any Villari reversal.

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  • Magnetization produces inTension produces increase of crease of length in weak fields, magnetization in weak fields, decrease in strong fields.

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  • Magnetization produces de- Tension produces decrease of crease of length in weak fields, magnetization in weak fields, increase in strong fields.

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  • They found that the permeability of Swedish iron, tungsten-steel and nickel, when the metals were cooled to - 186°, was diminished in weak fields but increased in strong ones, the field in which the effect of cooling changed its sign being 115 for iron and steel and 580 for nickel.

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  • Claude (C. R., 1899, 129, 409) found that for considerable inductions (B =15,000) the permeability and hysteresis-loss remained nearly constant down to - 186°; for weak inductions both notably diminished with temperature.

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  • But if the alloy is heated up to 580° C. it loses its susceptibility - rather suddenly when H is weak, more gradually when H is strong - and remains non-magnetizable till it is once more cooled down below the freezing-point.

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  • Steinmetz's formula applies only for very weak inductions when the alloys are at the ordinary temperature, but at the temperature of liquid air it becomes applicable through a wide range of inductions.

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  • Soc., 1903, 71, 30), experimenting with wires of iron, steel and nickel, showed that in weak fields the change of resistance was proportional to a function a12-+b14-{-cl', where a, b and c are constants for each specimen.

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  • de Phys., Paris, 1900, p. 561) that the true effect of magnetization is liable to be disguised by secondary or parasitic phenomena, arising chiefly from polarization of the electrodes and from local variations in the concentration and magnetic condition of the electrolyte; these may be avoided by working with weak solutions, exposing only a small surface in a non-polar region of the metal, and substituting a capillary electrometer for the galvanometer generally used.

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  • If now a gradually increasing magnetizing force is applied, the needles at first undergo a stable deflection, giving to the group a small resultant moment which increases uniformly with the force; and if the current is interrupted while the force is still weak, the needles merely return to their initial positions.

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  • The maceration of the soft parts of a scorpion preserved in weak spirit and the cleaning of the chitinized in-grown 1nus cuticle give rise to the false appearance of a limb axis carrying the lamellae.

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  • Appendages of 2nd pair weak, pediform not prehensile.

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  • Appendages of 2nd pair weak, pediform, not prehensile.

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  • His term of office was clouded by the assassination of King Humbert (29th July 1900), and his administration was brought to an end in February 1901 by a vote of the chamber condemning his weak attitude towards a great dock strike at Genoa.

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  • The crown of Portugal was, however, much too weak to adopt energetic measures.

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  • Pelecanus or Pelecanus), a large fish-eating water-fowl, remarkable for the enormous pouch formed by the extensible skin between the lower jaws of its long, and apparently formidable but in reality very weak, bill.

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  • He served in the Congress of the Confederation from 1783 to 1786 and was there conspicuous for his vigorous insistence upon the right of the United States to the navigation of the Mississippi River, and for his attempt, in 1785, to secure for the weak Congress the power to regulate commerce, in order to remove one of the great defects in the existing central government.

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  • They are colourless solids which are readily soluble in water and possess the character of weak acids.

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  • He re-codified the Hungarian common law; strictly defined the jurisdiction of the whole official hierarchy from the palatine to the humblest village judge; cheapened and accelerated legal procedure, and in an age when might was right did his utmost to protect the weak from the strong.

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  • In every succeeding generation this would be the case, and even those with weak but still seeing eyes would in the course of time escape, until only a pure race of eyeless or blind animals would be left in the cavern or deep sea.

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  • Weak and shortsighted as a statesman, as a man and prelate Dalberg was amiable, conscientious and large-hearted.

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  • In using benzoyl chloride in this reaction the condensation is found to proceed better if a little ammonium chloride be added: 2C6H5 CNd-C6H5.0001 C6H5 C Cl OC C6H5 6 H 5 N C(C6H5):N The cyanidines behave as weak bases.

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  • It is a very weak base, salts being only formed with mineral acids, and these are dissociated by water.

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  • Strong or weak solutions of these substances also decompose it, producing some alkali nitrate and nitrite, the cellulose molecule being only partially restored, some quantity undergoing oxidation.

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  • The Austrian cavalry, on weak and emaciated horses, could not gallop at speed up the heavy slopes (2 1 ?), and the artillery of both Prussian wings practically broke every attempt of the infantry to form for attack.

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  • The triazoles behave as weak bases, the imido-hydrogen being replaceable by metal.

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  • It was also found that a weak solution may have a marked positive attraction whilst a strong solution of the same substance will have the opposite effect.

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  • Lamartine's chief misfortune in poetry was not only that his note was a somewhat weak one, but that he could strike but one.

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  • One of his associates in conspiracy described him as "weak and not fit to command a sergeant's guard, but very zealous."

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  • The only excuse made for the alternate cringing and insult, the alternate abuse and lying, which marked his course in this matter, has been the very weak plea that a man cannot fight with a system - a plea which is sufficiently answered by the retort that a great many men have so fought and have won.

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  • With weak and thin beds forming the roof the working-places are often not wider than 20 or 3 o ft.

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  • When the roof is weak, or when it is undesirable to leave so much ore in the stopes, false stulls are sometimes erected in the upper part of the stope.

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  • These separate areas are then mined in small rooms, each room being timbered as in mining under a weak roof rock.

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  • Several of the Albizzi and the Ricci were excluded from office for five years, and a council called the Ten of Liberty was created to defend the laws and protect the weak against the strong.

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  • long, on which the scale has already been loosened by the aid of boiling with dilute muriatic acid or a weak solution of caustic soda in water, than it is to clean either the inside or the outside of horizontal tubes more than double the length.

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  • This weak solution, called " sweet water," is sometimes used for melting the raw sugar, or it is evaporated in a multiple-effect apparatus to 27° Beaume density, passed through the char filter, and cooked in the vacuum pan like the other liquors.

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  • 025 or 03%, respond freely to applications of phosphates; probably in such cases even the weak acid is capable of dissolving out phosphates from the humus or other compounds which yield little or none to the roots of grasses and clovers.

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  • Allowing for those which fail to germinate (perhaps 25%), loss in transplanting, weak and backward plants, &c., one ounce of seed should yield about 40,000 plants.

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  • Another defect arising during curing and fermentation is the efflorescence of salts on the surface, a phenomenon known as " saltpetre "; light brushing and spraying with a weak solution of acetic acid are effective remedies.

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  • In the days of the decaying empire and of the chaotic German settlement, the weak freeman, the small landowner, was exposed to attack in almost every relation of life and on every side.

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  • In the course of a long period characterized by a weak central government, it was not difficult to enlarge the rights which the lord thus obtained, to exclude even the king's personal authority from the immunity, and to translate the duties and payments which the tenant had once owed to the state into obligations which he owed to his lord, even finally into incidents of his tenure.

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  • Under a government too weak to preserve order, the great landowner formed his estate into a little territory which could defend itself.

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  • The inhabitants of this land are said in Tabari's history to have been of three classes: - (s) The Tanukh (Tnuhs), who lived in tents and were made up of Arabs from the Tehama and Nejd, who had united in Bahrein to form a new tribe, and who migrated from there to Hira, probably at the beginning or middle of the 3rd century A.D., when the Arsacid power was growing weak.

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  • His son Sa`id succeeded him, but proved too weak and was deposed and succeeded by his brother Abu Tahir.

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  • In spite of the shallowness and his culture and his extremely weak character, he enjoyed an ever-increasing popularity.

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  • The city did not easily recover from this blow, and Padua was still weak when the Franks succeeded the Eombards as masters of north Italy.

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  • Fra Domenico's loyalty had never wavered, and the weak Silvestro's enthusiasm rekindled at sight of his chief.

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  • Young adults with slighter forms of hypermetropia need glasses only for near work; elderly people should have one pair of weak glasses for distant and another stronger pair for near vision.

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  • These may be conveniently combined, as in Franklin glasses, where the upper half of the spectacle frame contains a weak lens, and the lower half, through which the eye looks when reading, a stronger one.

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  • He was a robust man, and inherited his father's love of violent exercise; but his character was weak and his intelligence mediocre, and he had none of the superficial and brilliant gifts of Francis I.

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  • The frequency of these phenomena is in some degree a source of security, for the minor vibrations are believed to exercise a binding effect by removing weak cleavages.

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  • in Tokyothe climate proves somewhat trying to persons of weak constitution.

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  • Thus the red pine (aka-matsu or pinus densiflora), which is the favorite garden tree, has to be subjected twice a year to a process of spraydressing which involves the careful removal of every weak or aged needle.

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  • This was a weak affectation that found its chief votaries amongst literary men ambitious of an easily earned artistic reputation.

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  • Evidently the idea of the great Yokoya experts, the originators of the style, was to break away from the somewhat formal monotony of ordinary engraving, where each line performs exactly the same function, and to convert the chisel into an artists i It is first boiled in a lye obtained by lixiviating wood ashes; it is next polished with charcoal powder; then immersed in plum vinegar and salt; then washed with weak lye and placed in a, tub of water to remove all traces of alkali, the final step being to digest in a boiling solution of copper sulphate, verdigris and water.

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  • His character was at once authoritative and weak.

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  • Many electrolytic methods have been proposed for the purification of sugar; in some of them soluble anodes are used for a few minutes in weak alkaline solutions, so that the caustic alkali from the cathode reaction may precipitate chemically the hydroxide of the anode metal dissolved in the liquid, the precipitate carrying with it mechanically some of the impurities present, and thus clarifying the solution.

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  • (d) Sunnite Moslems are a weak element, strongest in Shuf and Kurah, and composed largely of Druse renegades and "Druse" families, which, like the Shehab, were of Arab extraction and never conformed to the creed of Hamza.

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  • In thus looking to the return of the ancient prophet to do the work for which later prophecy is too weak, Malachi unconsciously signalizes the decay of the order of which he was one of the last representatives; and the somewhat mechanical measure which he applies to the people's sins, as for example when he teaches that if the sacred dues were rightly paid prosperous seasons would at once return (iii.

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  • The defence that the crusaders were bound to pay their passage-money to the Holy Land, in one form or other, to the Venetians, is perhaps a weak one in any case for the attack on two Christian cities, Zara and Constantinople; it becomes weaker still when it is found that the expedition never went or attempted to go to the Holy Land at all.

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  • The leaching is generally carried out with a strong, medium, and with a weak liquor, in the order given; sometimes there is a preliminary leaching with a weak liquor.

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  • Siemens and Halske, essentially consists in the electrolysis of weak solutions with iron or steel plate anodes, and lead cathodes, the latter, when coated with gold, being fused and cupelled.

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  • It is the man of energy, of some means, of ambition, who takes the chances of success in the new country, leaving the poor, the indolent, the weak and crippled at home.

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  • The weak point in Hort's theory was the suggestion that the creed was brought before the council by Cyril in self justification.

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  • Teachers and professors who were weak in English, lawyers, newspaper men and others, combined to deprive these reforms of their legitimate consequence, viz.

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  • On the death of Rohan the French knights disagreed as to the selection of his successor, and a minority were able to elect, in 1797, a German of weak character, Ferdinand Hompesch, as the last Grand Master to rule in Malta.

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  • His weak points were his wanton breaches of good faith, his extravagance, his frivolity and his self-indulgence.

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  • Leopold of Tuscany was a well-meaning, not unkindly man, and fonder of his subjects than were the other Italian despots; but he was weak, and too closely bound by family ties and Habsburg traditions ever to become a real Liberal.

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  • The Germans opposite the Canadians appear to have been warned of the attack and to have thinned out their front line, so that resistance was weak at first.

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  • The form of Vieta's writings is their weak side.

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  • From the authentic report of his cup-bearer Nehemiah we see that he was a kind, good-natured, but rather weak monarch, and he was undoubtedly much under the baneful influence of his mother Amestris (for whose mischievous character cf.

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  • Thus, wasps catch flies; worker ants make raids and carry off weak insects of many kinds; bees gather nectar from flowers and transform it into honey within their stomachs - largely for the sake of feeding the larvae in the nest.

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  • William of Orange with a weak field army tried to defend the Yssel-Rhine line, but the French rapidly forced the passage of the Rhine at Tollhuis (June 12th) and passed into the Betuwe (between the Leck and the Waal).

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  • Thereupon Montecucculi turned northward to meet William of Orange, who evaded Conde's weak army and marched rapidly via Ven16 (22nd October) on Coblenz.

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  • The squadron was weak in guns and gunnery.

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  • In copying engraved plates for printing purposes, copper may be deposited upon the original plate, the surface of which is first rendered slightly dirty, by means of a weak solution of wax in turpentine or otherwise, to prevent adhesion.

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  • They are mostly distinguished by special trade names, and are mainly of two classes - those containing ammonium nitrate and nitrobenzene or nitronaphthalene, and those containing nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose, which are essentially weak dynamites.

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  • Rome, it is certain, deliberately favoured her ally's unjust claims with the view of keeping Carthage weak, and Massinissa on his part was cunning enough to retain the friendship of the Roman people by helping them with liberal supplies in their wars against Perseus of Macedon and Antiochus.

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  • 12 (a) The connexion of Irenaeus and Polycarp, he argues, is very weak, because Irenaeus was only a boy (irals) at the time, and his recollections therefore carry very little weight.

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  • Here was the only good ground for mounted troops, and Marlborough followed Tallard's example when forming up to attack, but it resulted from the dispositions of the French marshal that this weak point of junction of his two armies was exactly that at which decisive action was to be expected.

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  • His abilities were inconsiderable, his character weak, and he was qualified neither for the ordinary administration of public business nor for the higher sphere of statesmanship, and was entirely destitute of that experience which sometimes fills the place of natural aptitude.

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  • Hitherto the Spaniards had met only the weak islanders, or the more robust cannibal Caribs, both alike pure savages.

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  • They took, however, few and weak steps to counteract the visible peril.

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  • Though never married, he was fond of children and of all weak things except weak-minded clergymen.

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  • Wellington on the other hand was far less satisfactorily placed; for in advance of Gosselies he had placed only a cavalry screen, which would naturally be too weak to gain him the requisite time to mass there.

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  • Blucher's army was undoubtedly more homogeneous, and though it is doubtful if he possessed any troops of the same quality as Wellington's best, on the other hand he had no specially weak elements.

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  • The causes of Napoleon's failure in the Waterloo campaign were as follows: - The French army was numerically too weak for the gigantic task it undertook.

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  • In spite of his weak health, an almost incredible amount of work was crowded into those years.

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  • They easily defeated the comparatively weak Turkish forces opposing them, and arrived before the city on Nov.

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  • The Bulgarian armies were on the Greek and Serbian frontiers; the force left in Thrace was weak, and the Turkish Government saw their opportunity.

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  • Weak, foolish and dissolute, she made her reign one long scandal, which reduced the kingdom to the lowest depths of degradation.

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  • ix.) used a string loaded at the middle point so that the higher tones were several octaves above the fundamental, and so not likely to be mistaken for it; he found that with 37 vibrations per second a very weak sensation of tone was heard, but with 34 there was scarcely anything audible left.

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  • In Bloemfontein the Constitutionalists had a strong following; elsewhere their supporters were numerically weak.

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  • John George was an amiable but weak prince, totally unfitted to direct the fortunes of a nation in time of danger.

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  • There were times and countries in the middle ages in which the collective power of the community was small: many of the great corporations were virtually autonomous; the central authority was weak; the matters as to which it could count upon universal obedience were few.

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  • It may not exist as to some regions of conduct; as to others it may be weak and mutable; only in certain conditions is the sovereign power supreme as to all matters of conduct.

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  • The bridge carried a railway, but it proved weak owing to errors of calculation, and it was taken down in 1884.

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  • This attempt also failed; for the Germans were numerically too weak, ' For Hungary, as the other constitutional half of the old AustroHungarian Monarchy, see the separate article under that heading; also Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the articles on the different " succession states " which were formed on the break-up of the monarchy in 1918.

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  • This commission was admitted to have exercised its functions with impartiality as a matter of fact; but as a matter of form it stood on a weak foundation.

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  • He was a weak despot with an exaggerated opinion of his dignity and his prerogatives.

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  • The difficulty arose from the general complication of Mahratta politics, and especially from the weak and treacherous character of the peshwa, which Elphinstone rightly read from the first.

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  • His moral character was undoubtedly weak in other ways than this, but it is fair to remember that but for his astounding Confessions the more disgusting parts of it would not have been known, and that these Confessions were written, if not under hallucination, at any rate in circumstances entitling the self-condemned criminal to the benefit of considerable doubt.

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  • Under his sister's care the young emperor was trained in divers accomplishments which won him the name of Calligraphes ("the Penman"), but grew up into a weak though amiable character.

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  • The aqueous solution of ammonia is very basic in its reactions, and since it is a weak electrolyte, one must assume the solution to contain a certain amount of ammonium hydroxide NH 4 OH, although it is probably chiefly composed of a solution of ammonia in water.

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  • Precarious as these means of subsistence seem, he preferred the independence thus obtained to an assured position which would have involved obligations to a patron or professional duties which his weak health would have made onerous.

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  • Though his voice was weak, his enunciation was distinct; the expression of his face cheerful; his manner and conversation.

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  • His nature was flexible without being faultily weak.

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  • As an ecclesiastic he was pious, pure, simple in his mode of life, charitable, and a learned and liberal patron of letters; but as a sovereign he proved weak, timid and incapable.

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  • But the besiegers were still weak in numbers and their labours were very exhausting.

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  • They possess a weak acid and also an alcoholic character.

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  • On the following day Harper's Ferry capitulated after a weak defence.

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  • His forces once more manoeuvred against Lee's inner flank, still found no weak spot, and eventually arrived upon the James.

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  • Hitherto neither leader had offered a weak spot to his opponent, though the constant skirmishing had caused a loss of 9000 men to Sherman and about two-thirds of that number to the Confederates.

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  • Strong in historical criticism, De Wette was weak in historical construction.

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  • The weak point of this argument is the lack of evidence in support of the second part.

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  • His control of patronage, however, is not extensive and his veto power is very weak.

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  • On his deathbed Ivan appointed Boris one of the guardians of his son and successor; for Theodore, despite his seven-and-twenty years, was of somewhat weak intellect.

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  • In many lizards the muscles of the segments of the tail are so loosely connected and the vertebrae are so weak that the tail easily breaks off.

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  • With the exception of the chameleon, all drag their body over the ground, the limbs being wide apart, turned outwards and relatively to the bulk of the body generally weak.

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  • In the dark years that followed it was the indomitable courage of Queen Louise that helped the weak king not to despair of the state.

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  • Although Exeter, in 1639, Dover, in 1640, and Strawberry Banke, not later than 1640, adopted a plantation covenant, these settlements were especially weak from lack of a superior tribunal, and appeals had been made to Massachusetts as early as 1633.

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  • Thereafter (except in the winter of 1779, at Morristown) Washington made West Point on the Hudson the headquarters of his army, but Clinton avowed himself too weak to attack him there.

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  • But the French were too weak in these seas for offensive movements, and therefore remained quiescent at Bourbon and Mauritius till the beginning of 1782.

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  • Attached to the household of Gaston, duke of Orleans, brother of Louis XIII., he gained a complete ascendancy over the weak prince by pandering to his pleasures, and became his adviser in the intrigues against Cardinal Richelieu.

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  • Du Bellay's health was weak; his deafness seriously hindered his official duties; and on the ist of January 1560 he died.

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  • Other virtues were all his own, his extreme gentleness, his love for children, his flawless honesty, his invariable kindliness, his chivalry to women and the weak.

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  • The weak N.W.

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  • " He that is weak," says Paul (Rom.

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  • Berengar in a weak moment in 1059 was forced by the pope to recant and assert that " the true body and blood are not only a sacrament, but in truth touched and broken by the hands of the priests and pressed by the teeth of the faithful," and this position remains in every Roman catechism.

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  • It is a very weak monobasic acid, and the aqueous solution has a very low electric conductivity.

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  • But although the administration was weak, corrupt and cruel, it succeeded in establishing the Roman Catholic religion, and in introducing the Spanish language among the Indians and Ladinos, who thus obtained a tincture of civilization and ultimately a desire for more liberal institutions.

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  • still more, it is discontinuous, because of the inclusion of certain belts of weak non-crystalline rock; here the rolling uplands are worn down to lowland belts, the longest of which reaches from the southern corner of New York, across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, into central Virginia.

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  • For the most part the rivers follow open valleys along belts of weak strata; but they frequently pass through sharp-cut notches in the na1row ridges of the stratified beltthe Delaware water-gap is one of the deepest of these notches; and in the harder rocks of the crystalline belt they have eroded steep-walled gorges, of which the finest is that of the Hudson, because of the greater height and breadth of the crystalline highlands there than at points where the other rivers cross it.

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  • Itis determined The Great structurally by a belt of topographically weak limestones VaJie and shales (or slates) next inland from the crystalline ~ uplands; hence, whatever the direction of the rivers which drain the belt, it has been worn down by Tertiary erosion to a continuous lowland from the Gulf of St Lawrence to central Alabama.

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  • The feature referred to results from the occurrence here of a weak basal formation of clay overlaid by more resistant sandy strata; the clay belt has been stripped for a score or more of miles from its original inland overlap, and worn down in a longitudinal inner lowland, while the sandy belt retains a significant altitude of 200 or 300 ft.

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  • In certain parts of the plateau there are narrow anticlinal uplifts, an outlying effect of mountain-making compression; here a ridge rises if the exposed strata are resistant, as in Chestnut ridge of western Pennsylvania; but here a valley is excavated if the exposed strata are weak, as in Sequatchie Valley, a long narrow trough which cuts off a strip of the plateau from its greater body in Tennessee.

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  • The production had steadily fallen to 16,984 flasks in 1908, but in the opinion of the United States Geological Survey this reduction is mainly attributable, in recent years at least, to market conditions, and does not truly indicate the exhaustion of the mines, although the ores now available are of low grades, those of New Almaden having shown a decrease in yield from 36.7% in1850-1851to o~74% in 1895-1896, so that only the greatest metallurgical skill and business economy can sustain the mines against a weak market.

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  • Speaking generally, it is chiefly in the sphere of special or private legislation that state legislatures have shown their weak side, and incurred, in many states, the distrust of the people.

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  • It makes the citizen recognize his allegiance to the power which represents the unity of the nation; and it avoids the necessity of calling upon the state to enforce obedience to Federal authority, for a state might possibly be weak or dilatory, or even itself inclined to disobedience.

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  • who was chancellor of the exchequer from 1823 to 1827; as Lord Goderich he became prime minister (and a peculiarly weak one) from August 1827 to January 1828, colonial secretary in 1831 and 1832, lord privy seal (1833-34), president of the Board of Trade (1841-43), and president of the India board (1843-46).

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  • Amongst the legitimate reasons for suspecting the correctness of a text are patent contradictions in a passage or its immediate neighbourhood, proved and inexplicable deviations from the standards for forms, constructions and usages (mere rarity or singularity is not enough), weak and purposeless repetitions of a word (if there is no reason for attributing these to the writer), violations of the laws of metre and rhythm as observed by the author, obvious breaks in the thought (incoherence) or disorderly sequence in the same (double or multiple incoherence).

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  • Such stones have been occasionally cut as lenses for microscopes, being recommended for such use by their high refractivity, weak dispersion and great hardness.

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  • It receives its name from its soil (weathered from the weak underlying limestone), which is black in colour, almost destitute of sand and loam, and rich in limestone and marl formations, especially adapted to the production of cotton; hence the region is also called the "Cotton Belt."

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  • When Abd-ul-Qasim died in 1042 he had created a state which, though weak in itself, was strong as compared to the little powers about it.

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  • El Motamid, who had fought bravely, was weak enough to order his sons to surrender the fortresses they still held, in order to save his own life.

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  • At length, when the country was exhausted, he fell back to Santarem, where, Wellington being still too weak to attack, he maintained himself during the winter.

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  • of Aragon (1327-1336) was a weak man whose reign was insignificant.

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  • The country was in a state of confusion under the weak rule of the amir Yusef, a mere puppet in the hands of a faction, and was torn by tribal dissensions among the Arabs and by race conflicts between the Arabs and Berbers.

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