He was weaker than he remembered feeling in a long, long time.
He was weaker than ever before.
"You're getting weaker," she said, as aware of his condition as she was his warm body.
The corolla is generally funnelshaped, more rarely bell-shaped or tubular; the outer face is often marked out in longitudinal areas, five well-defined areas tapering from base to apex, and marked with longitudinal striae corresponding to the middle of the petals, and alternating with five non-striated weaker triangular areas; in the bud the latter are folded inwards, the stronger areas being exposed and showing a twist to the right.
And then she'd tried to eat chocolate and ended up in the bathroom even weaker and hungrier.
Under his weaker but more neutral guidance, and aided by the unifying force of the Adriatic crisis, the parties reached agreement upon a new parliamentary franchise, based on universal suffrage.
The stock may be destroyed, killed out by adverse conditions, but its quality is not directly affected, and if removed to more favourable conditions it will show no hereditary results of the previous adversity; indeed it will probably have been strengthened in some ways by the destruction in severe conditions of its weaker members and the survival of the stronger individuals.
The Annamese of Cochin-China are weaker and smaller than those of Tongking, probably as a result of living amid marshy rice-fields.
form an insoluble calcium soap. The interaction between the soaps, the phosphates and the carbonates which are brought by the blood and lymph to the part results in the weaker fatty acids being replaced by phosphoric and carbonic acid, and thus in the formation of highly insoluble calcium phosphate and carbonate deposits in the disorganized tissues.
But his suspicions of secret enemies grew stronger rather than weaker, and at the beginning of 1778 he was glad to accept the offer of M.
We all serve the same cause of protecting those weaker than us from evil.
Xander's ability was far weaker than hers, but he was able to see certain parts of another's path when in their minds.
During the next few days he grew weaker and resigned himself to death.
On the third day after leaving Moscow Karataev again fell ill with the fever he had suffered from in the hospital in Moscow, and as he grew gradually weaker Pierre kept away from him.
Pierre did not know why, but since Karataev had begun to grow weaker it had cost him an effort to go near him.
He did not think of Karataev who grew weaker every day and evidently would soon have to share that fate.
How was it that the Russian army, which when numerically weaker than the French had given battle at Borodino, did not achieve its purpose when it had surrounded the French on three sides and when its aim was to capture them?
This red-haired man was neither a sergeant nor a corporal, but being robust he ordered about those weaker than himself.
Compacts with a powerful foreign state, under whose aegis Israel was glad to shelter, involved covenants sealed by sacrificial rites in which the deity or deities of the foreign state were involved as well as Yahweh, the god of the weaker.
Then, leaving Davout to observe the archduke's retreat, the emperor himself rode after Massena, who with the major portion of the French army was following the Austrian weaker wing under Hiller.
In the case we have chosen, the solution becomes stronger near the anode, or electrode at which the current enters, and weaker near the cathode, or electrode at which it leaves the solution.
We may evaporate some of the solvent from the solution which has become weaker and thus reconcentrate it, condensing the vapour on the solution which had become stronger.
Even pure gold, it may be noted, is darker or lighter in colour according as a stronger or a weaker current is used.
The colour depends in part upon the proportion of copper and zinc, and in part upon the current density, weaker currents tending to produce a redder or yellower metal.
If one pole of a strong magnet is presented to the like pole of a weaker one, there will be repulsion so long as the two are separated by a certain minimum distance.
At shorter distances the magnetism induced in the weaker magnet will be stronger than its permanent magnetism, and there will be attraction; two magnets with their like poles in actual contact will always cling together unless the like poles are of exactly equal strength.
Those substances which are attracted, or rather which tend, like iron, to move from weaker to stronger parts of the magnetic field, are termed paramagnetic; those which are repelled, or tend to move from stronger to weaker parts of the field, are termed diamagnetic. Between the ferromagnetics and the paramagnetics there is an enormous gap. The maximum magnetic susceptibility of iron is half a million times greater than that of liquid oxygen, one of the strongest paramagnetic substances known.
The coefficient K/(i +171-K) is positive for ferromagnetic and paramagnetic substances, which will therefore tend to move from weaker to stronger parts of the field; for all known diamagnetic substances it is negative, and these will tend to move from stronger to weaker parts.
The action of a hollow magnetized shell on a point inside it is always opposed to that of the external magnetizing force, 6 the resultant interior field being therefore weaker than the field outside.
The Villari critical point for aegiven sample of iron is reached with a smaller magnetizing force when the stretching load is great than when it is small; the reversal also occurs with smaller loads and with weaker fields when the iron is soft than when it is hard.
His lyrism is vigorous, feeling, austere and almost entirely subjective and personal, while his pamphlets are distinguished by energy of conviction, strength of affirmation, and contempt for weaker and more ignorant opponents.
" similaa similibus curantur,"which he explained as depending on the law that in order to get rid of a disease some remedy must be given which should substitute for the disease an action dynamically similar, but weaker.
Panda was a weaker and less able man, but kindly and really grateful, a very rare quality among Zulus.
Cream of lime of 17° Beaume is sometimes used, but the weaker solution is preferable, since the proper proportion is more easily adjusted.
At the close of the long contest the Mogul power was weaker, the Mahratta stronger than at first.
On the other hand, they are much weaker bases than the aliphatic amines, their salts undergoing hydrolytic dissociation in aqueous solution.
The alpaca and vicuña are smaller and weaker and have never been used for this service, but their fine, glossy fleeces were used by the Indians in the manufacture of clothing and are still an important commercial asset of the elevated table-lands of Peru and Bolivia.
Never very robust, his health gradually became weaker and ultimately he was reduced to the condition of a valetudinarian.
In higher degrees, where full correction might increase the myopia by inducing a strain of the accommodation, somewhat weaker glasses should be used for near work.
The importance is now widely recognized of considering the mechanical properties of alloys in connexion with the freezing-point curves to which reference has already been made, but the subject is a very complicated one, and all that need be said here, is that when considered in relation to their meltingpoints the pure metals are consistently weaker than alloys.
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.
Its advantages over the zinc process are that the deposited gold is purer and more readily extracted, and that weaker solutions can be employed, thereby effecting an economy in cyanide.
A more probable explanation is the love of booty and the desire of the stronger to take possession of the lands of the weaker.
Soderini's government grew weaker.
He attributes all the evils that afflict society to the pressure of competition, whereby the weaker are driven to the wall.
of Prussia was a weaker character and, as will be seen, his policy was largely determined by his ally.
3 It is right to state, however, that the African examples of this bird are said to be distinguishable from the Asiatic by their somewhat shorter wings and weaker bill, and hence they are considered by some authorities to form a distinct species or subspecies, P. docilis; but in thus regarding them the difference of locality seems to have influenced opinion, and without that difference they would scarcely have been separated, for in many other groups of birds distinctions so slight are regarded as barely evidence of local races.
Even so the Confederacy was numerically, as in every other respect, far weaker, and rarely, after the second year, opposed equal numbers to the troops of the Union.
It would be somewhat later than this, and not until the eschatological outlook became weaker, and men began to turn their regard to the past rather than to the future, that there would gradually arise a more strictly historical interest.
The trade-winds are generally weaker and less persistent in the Pacific than in the Atlantic, and the intervening belt of equatorial calms is broader.
The nuts are again boiled, and the inspissated juice of the second decoction yields a weaker catechu of a brown or reddish colour.
The Larger Catechism is " for such as have made some proficiency in the knowledge of the Christian religion," but is too detailed and minute for memorizing, and has never received anything like the reception accorded to the Shorter Catechism, which is " for such as are of weaker capacity."
The inadequate results of the British campaigns against the northern colonies in 1776 and 1777 led the home government to turn its attention to the weaker colonies in the south.
Rather than scandalize weaker brethren, Paul was willing to eat herbs the rest of his life.
When the peneplain was uplifted the weaker strata were worn down almost to a lowland of a second generation, while the resistant sandstones, of which there a1~- three chief members, retained a great part of their new-gained altitude in the form of long, narrow, even-crested ridges, well deserving of the name of Endless Motintains given them by the Indians, but here and there bending sharply in peculiar zigzags which give this Alleghany section of the mountains an unusual individuality.
The watercourses to-day are, as a rule, longitudinal, following the strike of the weaker strata in paths that they appear to have gained by spontaneous adjustment during the long Mesozoic cycle; but now and again they cross from one longitudinal valley to another by a transverse course, and there they have cut down sharp notches or water-gaps in the hard strata that elsewhere stand up in the long even-crested ridges.
the border of the plateau on the south-east is an abrupt escarpment, eroded where the folded structure of the mountain belt reveals a series of weaker strata; but in the north-west the plateau suffers only a gradual decrease of height and of relief, until the prairie plains are reached in central Ohio and southern Indiana and Illinois, about 150 m.
As is always the case in the broad denudation of the gently inclined strata of such plains, the weaker layers are worn down in sub-parallel belts of lower land between the oldiand and the belts of more resistant strata, which rise in uplands.
The arrangement of the Great Lakes is thus seen to he closely synipathetic with the course of the lowlands worn on the two belts of weaker strata on either side of the Niagara cuesta; Ontario, Georgian Bay and Green Bay occupy depressions in the lowland on the inner side of the cuesta; Erie, Huron and Michigan lie in depressions in the lowland on the outer side.
This mountain mass is of flat-arched, dome-like structure, now well dissected by radiating consequent streams, so that the weaker uppermost strata have been eroded down to the level of the plains where their upturned edges are evenly truncated, and the next following harder strata have been sufficiently eroded to disclose the core of underlying crystalline rocks in about half of the domed area.
Each escarpment stands forth where a resistant formation overlies a weaker one; each escarpment is separated from the next higher one by a broad step of weaker strata.
Mt Taylor in western New Mexico is of similar age, but here dissection seems to have advanced farther, probably because of the weaker nature of the underlying rocks, with the result of removing the smaller cones and exposing many lava conduits or pipes in the form of volcanic necks or buttes.
All it does is to declare that a conflict exists between two laws of different degrees of authority, whence it necessarily follows that the weaker law is extinct.
The account given by Koempfer of the preparation of nindsin, the root of Sium ninsi, in Korea, will give a good idea of the preparation of ginseng, ninsi being a similar drug of supposed weaker virtue, obtained from a different plant, and often confounded with ginseng.
If the mercury in the thermometer stand above this zero the spirit must be reckoned weaker than the hydrometer indicates by the number on the thermometer scale level with the top of the mercury, while C f if the thermometer indicate a temperature a? ?!
To obtain a good reducing flame (in which the combustible matter, very hot, but not yet burned, is disposed to take oxygen from any compound containing it), the nozzle, with smaller orifice, should just touch the flame at a point higher above the wick, and a somewhat weaker current of air should be blown.
On the French Alps a sweet exudation is found on the small branchlets of young larches in June and July, resembling manna in taste and laxative properties, and known as Manna de Briancon or Manna Brigantina; it occurs in small whitish irregular granular masses, which are removed in the morning before they are too much dried by the sun; this manna seems to differ little in composition from the sap of the tree, which also contains mannite; its cathartic powers are weaker than those of the manna of the manna ash (Fraximus ornus), but it is employed in France for the same purposes.
Africa had passed to Rome, and Cyrenaica itself, bequeathed by Apion, the last Ptolemaic sovereign, was become (in combination with Crete) a Roman province (after 96 B.C.), this competition told more severely than ever, and the Greek colonists, grown weaker, found themselves less able to hold their own against the Libyan population.
After being dried, the hanks are packed in linen bags and boiled for three hours in a weaker soapy solution, then washed out in pure warm water and dried in a centrifugal hydroextractor.
(2) The outside layers of the true cocoon are too coarse and uneven for reeling; and as the worm completes its task of spinning, the thread becomes finer and weaker, so both the extreme outside and inside layers are put aside as waste.
In the trunk series s has the particular value 1 5, and in the main branch series s has the particular value 2, but we should expect a weaker set of lines to exist corresponding to the trunk series with r=2 5 or corresponding to the main branch series with s=3, and in fact a whole succession of such series.
Under Eugenius III., a Cistercian monk who was scarcely equal to his task, the papal absolutism grew sensibly weaker, and if we may credit the testimony of the usually wellinformed German chronicler, Otto of Freising, there arose in the college of cardinals a kind of fermentation which was exceedingly disquieting for the personal power of the leader of the Church.
Both of these ranges of hills are composed of hard crystalline rocks, and between them lies the lowland eroded on the weaker sandstones and sediments.
Within the crust of the earth, whether by the contraction of the interior or in any other way, tangential pressures were set up. Since the crust is not of uniform strength throughout, only the weaker portions yielded to the pressure; and these were crumpled up against the more resisting portions and sometimes were pushed over them.
Near the base of the stem are two prominent buds, which would produce two vigorous shoots, but these would be too near the ground, and the buds should therefore be suppressed; but, to strengthen the lower part, the weaker buds just above and below the lowest branch should be forced into growth, by making a transverse incision close above each.
It was the beginning of that struggle for supremacy upon the seas which was to end, after Naval three great wars, in the defeat of the weaker country.
With further transfer of the carbon from the graphitic to the combined state, the matrix itself grows weaker (EF); but this weakening is offset in a measure by the continuing decrease of discontinuity due to the decreasing proportion of graphite.
Fur is longer and weaker and poorer and yellower than chinchilla.
Secession is a right claimed or exercised by weaker states of a union whose rights are threatened by the stronger states, which seldom acknowledge such a principle.
War generally follows the secession of a member of a union, and the seceding state, being weaker, is usually conquered and the union more firmly consolidated.
But as the North grew stronger and the South in comparison grew weaker, as slavery came to be more and more the dominant political issue, and as the South made demands concerning that "peculiar institution" to which the North was unwilling to accede, less was heard of secession in the North and more in the South.
One important factor in keeping down the amount per person is the substitution in use, which for a generation has been in progress, of the stronger teas of India and Ceylon for the old-fashioned weaker produce of China.
In federal unions, such as Mexico and Brazil where a central authority existed first and created the states, the belief in state rights is much weaker than it is in unions composed of originally independent states.
History shows that states forming unions of the second class are certain in after time to deny or assert that the sovereignty of the state is one of the rights reserved, according as the state belongs to a stronger or weaker section or faction; state sovereignty being the defence of the weaker state or faction, and being denied by the stronger group of states which controls the government and which asserts that a new sovereign state was created by a union of the former independent ones.
The Idler may be described as a second part of the Rambler, somewhat livelier and somewhat weaker than the first part.
His legs grew weaker; his breath grew shorter; the fatal water gathered fast, in spite of incisions which he, courageous against pain but timid against death, urged his surgeons to make deeper and deeper.
He then swept down upon the weaker force, ~ annihilated it, and rapidly advanced against the remaining portion of the army.
His position was becoming gradually weaker when in 1051 he invaded Hungary, where a reaction against German influence was taking place.
but as the Frankish empire grew weaker, the mark suffered more and more from the ravages of its eastern neighbours.
The civil war that followed his death, the endless revolutions of Agrigentum, where the weaker side did not scruple to call in Christian help, hindered any real Saracen occupation of eastern Sicily.
In it the Old Egyptian verbal forms are mostly replaced by periphrases; though the strong roots are often preserved entire, the weaker con9onants and the ~ have- largely or entirely disappeared, so that the language appears as one of biliteral rather than triliteral roots.
The phonetic values of the signs are derived from their word-sign values and consist usually of the bare root, though there are rare examples of the retention of a flexional ending; they often ignore also the weaker consonants of the root, and on the same principle reduce a repeated consonant to a single one, as when the hoe ~, tinn, has the phonetic value bn.
Libyan soldiers had long been employed in the army, and their military chiefs settled in the large towns and acquired wealth and power, while the native rulers grew weaker and weaker.
The distinction between religion and politics seemed to be lost, and the government grew weaker and weaker.
Mehemet Ali, then in command of an Albanian regiment, became the head of the former, hut his party was the weaker, and he therefore entered into an alliance with the Mameluke leaders Ibrahim Bey and Osmn Bey al-BardisI.
She exercised over him that influence which a stronger character always exercises over a weaker, whatever their respective positions; and unfortunately it was seldom a good influence, for Theodora (q.v.) seems to have been a woman who, with all her brilliant gifts of intelligence and manner, had no principles and no pity.
As the field of existence is limited and preoccupied, it is only the hardier, more robust, better-suited-tocircumstance individuals, who are able to struggle forward to maturity, these inhabiting only the situations to which they have superior adaptation and greater power of occupancy than any other kind; the weaker and less circumstance-suited being prematurely destroyed.
Secondly, the scent of the hare is weaker than that of any other animal we hunt, and, unlike some, it is always the worse the nearer she is to her end."
The obscurity of the mist, which had at first allowed the big battalions to approach unobserved, now favoured the weaker side.
Most of the division indeed had to be used to patch up the weaker parts of the line, but Cathcart himself with about 400 men worked his way along the lower and steeper part of the eastern slope so as to take the assailants of the battery in flank.
Year by year Luther had been growing weaker, his attacks of illness more frequent and his bodily pains more continuous.
that all the hydrochloric acid gas gets mixed with fire-gases, and consequently is condensed in a weaker and less pure form than from ordinary pots and muffles.
The scientific and technical principles of the condensation of hydrochloric acid are now thoroughly well understood, and it is possible to recover nearly the whole of it in the state of strong commercial acid, containing from 32 to 36% of pure hydrochloric acid, although probably the majority of the manufacturers are still content to obtain part of the acid in a weaker state, merely to satisfy the requirements of the law prescribing the prevention of nuisance.
The lixiviation of the blackash requires great care, as the calcium sulphide is liable to be changed into soluble calcium compounds, which immediately react with sodium carbonate and destroy a corresponding quantity of the latter, rendering the soda weaker and impure.
Besides, the more powerful among them would subdue or destroy their weaker neighbours, and two parties were formed, one headed by Milan, the other by Cremona.
The general results are an excess of females over males throughout western Europe: but though the relative proportions vary from time to time, remaining always in favour of what is conventionally called the weaker sex, it is impossible, owing to disturbing factors like war and migration, to ascertain whether there is any general tendency for the proportion of females to increase or not.
So far as adult life is concerned this superior vitality is no doubt attributable to comparative immunity from the risks and hardships to which men are exposed, as, also, to the weaker inclination of women towards intemperance of different kinds.
Swift of flight, powerfully armed, but above all endowed with extraordinary courage, they pursue their weaker cousins, making the latter disgorge their already swallowed prey, which is nimbly caught before it reaches the water; and this habit, often observed by sailors and fishermen, has made these predatory, and parasitic birds locally known as "Teasers," "Boatswains," 2 and, from a misconception of their 1 Thus written by Hoier (circa 1604) as that of a Faeroese bird (hodie Skuir) an example of which he sent to Clusius (Exotic. Auctarium, p. 367).
Secession, he contended, was the only final remedy left to the weaker.
This peculiarity of jute, coupled also with the fact that the machinery on which it was first spun, although quite suitable for the stronger and more elastic fibres for which it was designed, required certain modifications to suit it to the weaker jute, was the cause of many annoyances and failures in the early days of the trade.
In the early days of 1813 sympathy with the national enthusiasm against the French carried him so far as to buy a set of arms; but he stopped short of volunteering for active service, reflecting that Napoleon gave after all only concentrated and untrammelled utterance to that self-assertion and lust for more life which weaker mortals feel but must perforce disguise.
Neither Margaret herself nor her successors observed the stipulation that in each of the three kingdoms only natives should hold land and high office, and the efforts First of Denmark (at that time by far the strongest Breach of member of the union) to impose her will on the the union, weaker kingdoms soon produced a rupture, or, 1436.
Hitherto Charles had aimed at supporting the weaker Slavonic power against the stronger; but now that Muscovy seemed about to disappear from among the nations of Europe, Swedish statesmen naturally sought some compensation for the expenses of the war before Poland had had time to absorb everything.
The immorality of indemnifying Sweden at the expense of a weaker friendly power was obvious; and, while Finland was now definitively sacrificed, Norway had still to be won.
It is generally an advantage to secure a great refractive effect by several weaker than by one high-power lens.
of flint glass must be chosen; the latter, although the weaker, corrects the other chromatically by its greater dispersive power.
to the greater power belongs the weaker dispersive power (greater v), that is to say, crown glass; consequently the crown glass must have the greater refractive index for astigmatic and plane images.
Ultimately, however, the Buyid dynasty grew weaker under the quarrels of its members and fell an easy prey to the Ghaznevids.
The natural end of life is that all the organs should become old and gradually decay at the same time, so that at the last the individual should become less and less active, weaker and weaker, and finally die without any definite disease, without pain and without struggle.
But this is exceptional, and generally one part gives way before another, either on account of one part being naturally weaker or of one part having been overtaxed or more severely attacked by some injurious external influence, or by some undue preponderance of another part of the body itself.
Similar waters, but much weaker, are found at Innerleithen and Pitkeithly.
If the above-mentioned condition be not satisfied, the triangle is imaginary, and the three fluids cannot rest in contact, the two weaker tensions, even if acting in full concert, being incapable of balancing the strongest.
If this takes place more rapidly on one side of the piece of camphor than on the other side, the surface-tension becomes weaker where there is most camphor in solution, and the lump, being pulled unequally by the surface-tensions, moves off in the direction of the strongest tension, namely, towards the side on which least camphor is dissolved.
Accordingly, the most actively toxic molecules will be neutralized first, and those which are left over, that is, uncombined with antitoxin, will have a weaker toxic action.
(The divisions 12 to 15 were new formations, much weaker than the divisions I to 9; the 10th and 11th Divs., created in Oct.
How the Saracens, when they took him prisoner, he being half dead with a complication of diseases, kindly left him "un mien couverture d'ecarlate" which his mother had given him, and which he put over him, having made a hole therein and bound it round him with a cord; how when he came to Acre in a pitiable condition an old servant of his house presented himself, and "brought me clean white hoods and combed my hair most comfortably"; how he bought a hundred tuns of wine and served it - the best first, according to high authority - well-watered to his private soldiers, somewhat less watered to the squires, and to the knights neat, but with a suggestive phial of the weaker liquid to mix "si comme ils vouloient" - these are the details in which he seems to take greatest pleasure, and for readers six hundred years after date perhaps they are not the least interesting details.
8 The weaker minority probably were a Jewish-Christian circle (cf.
Perhaps an even stronger proof of the skill which enabled Livy to avoid dangers which were fatal to weaker men is to be found in his speeches.
But both imply a desire to carry out changes without friction and not to break up ancient forms; both proceed on the plan of securing to the stronger state the substance of power while allowing the weaker state a semblance of its old constitution.
By reason of the constantly changing temperatures and the frequent filling and emptying of the reservoir, expansion and contraction, which are always at work tending to produce relative movements wherever one portion of a structure is weaker than another, must have assisted the water-pressure in the extension of the horizontal cracks, which, growing slowly during the fifteen years, provided at last the area required to enable the intrusive water to overbalance the little remaining stability of the dam.
Within the 19th century, however, cast iron became general in the case of large towns; but following the precedent inseparable from the use of weaker conduits, the water was still delivered under very low pressure, rarely more than sufficient to supply taps or tanks near the level of the ground, and generally for only a short period out of each twenty-four hours.
The pure acid (too% H2S04) cannot be prepared by boiling down a weaker acid under any pressure (at least between 3 and 300 centimetres of mercury), an acid of the composition H 2 SO 411 1 2 H 2 O or 12S03,13H20 being invariably obtained.
But the first had grown weaker as the custom arose of dividing family estates between brothers, on the principle that one should take the Norman, the other the English parts of a paternal heritage.
The duke of Norfolk was a Protestant, but his convictions were weaker than his ambition, and he fell a victim to Marys unseen charms. The Catholic north of England ~~ was to rise under the earls of Westmorland and andexNorthumberland, who objected to Elizabeths seizure communiof their mines and jurisdictions as well as to her proscription of their faith; and the pope was to assist with a bull of deposition.
I know what I mean when I say I believe in the law of the inverse squares, and I will not rest my life and my hopes upon weaker convictions.
Ward in his Gifford lectures for 1896-1898 (Naturalism and Agnosticism, 1899), Huxley's challenge ("I know what I mean when I say I believe in the law of the inverse squares, and I will not rest my life and my hopes upon weaker convictions") is one which a spiritualistic philosophy need not shrink from accepting at the hands of naturalistic agnosticism.
The colonists were victorious, but their organization was undermined, and the authority of the crown, which had never been able to keep the peace, grew rapidly weaker.
In 1849 the Illinois legislature demanded that its representatives and senators should vote for the prohibition of slavery in the Mexican cession, but next year this sentiment in Illinois had grown much weaker, and, both there and in Congress, Douglas's name was soon to become identified with the so-called " popular sovereignty " or " squatter sovereignty " theory, previously enunciated by Lewis Cass, by which each territory was to be left to decide for itself whether it should or should not have slavery.
But the kingdom was growing internally weaker.
The first duty of the new administration, the restoration of public order, met with comparatively feeble opposition, though tribes such as the Nuba mountaineers, accustomed from time immemorial to raid their weaker neighbours, gave some trouble.
It is therefore not surprising that the Aeolic element grew weaker; strangers or refugees from the Ionian Colophon settled in the city, and finally Smyrna passed into the hands of the Colophonians and became the thirteenth of the Ionian states.
The central projection, of which the centre is the middle point of the entrance pupil on the plane focused for, will show in weaker systems, or those very much stopped down, a certain finite depth of definition; that is to say, the totality of points, which lie out of the plane focused for, and which are projected with circles of confusion so small that they appear to the eye as sharp points, will include the sharp object relief, and determine the depth of definition of the lens.
The individual components required weaker curvatures and permitted of being more correctly manufactured, and, more particularly, the advantage of reduced aberrations was the predominant factor.
By the supplementary use of one of Wenham's prisms every ray is analysed into a more powerful refracted and a weaker reflected one.
As the king became more and more infirm, his power of resistance to the intrigues of the Ultras became weaker.
In the 18th century British public men were not ashamed to say that Barbary piracy was a useful check on the competition of the weaker Mediterranean nations in the carrying trade..
Their soluble salts combine with albumen and preserve it, strong solutions being extremely irritant or caustic, while weaker ones are astringent simply, or even soothing.
Jobst paid very little attention to Brandenburg, and the period was used by many of the noble families to enrich themselves at the expense of the poorer and weaker towns, to plunder traders, and to carry on feuds with neighbouring princes.
She'd interfere if it wouldn't make him look even weaker before his men.
Speaking of preying on those weaker than you, I have an interest in your â€¦ patient.
Hannah wasn't the immortal he sensed, though she exuded a calming power that stabilized his powers, similar to Katie's, though weaker.
Dependence on others created not only potential liabilities but made her weaker as well.
In order to obtain the most accurate digitization of these weaker signals, electronic amplification of the signal occurs away from the centerburst.
bailey castles were built out of weaker wood and builders were limited to the size and height they could go to.
Between these are structurally weaker palaeosol horizons of weathered basalt that encourage localized collapse as the wear back and undermine the overlying basalt.
bossed the midfield, chipped in with valuable goals and Saints are a much weaker side without their talisman.
The organs become weaker over time, leading to chronic conditions, such as ME, adrenal burnout and type II diabetes.
casement locks are screwed to the window rather than the frame - a weaker system.
creator of all mankind says females are the weaker gender.
The performance becomes a crutch to help out weaker writing.
The strength of this direct CP violation, characterized by the parameter epsilon prime, would be far weaker than the indirect version.
equimolar amounts, a good reducing couple can reduce a weaker couple.
Instead, ethanol producers are looking to supply a much larger fuel market with a much weaker ethanol blend.
Instead, ethanol producers are looking to supply a much larger fuel market with a much weaker ethanol producers are looking to supply a much larger fuel market with a much weaker ethanol blend.
I use aluminum forearm crutches in weaker periods, tho that night I had only a cane.
It also makes it more difficult to make other challenges because it looks as if you are ignoring them to pick on weaker gremlins!
henchman always hire henchmen weaker then they are to do their easy work.
Britain is weaker and Britain is morally indefensible while she rules India.
Weaker intracortical inhibition makes it easier for messages from the brain to pass down the spinal cord to the rest of the body.
Redundancy fuels nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism, since the economically insecure seek weaker scapegoats for the problems confronting them.
He has always stood as a lesser, weaker Oliver Stone: less prone to his hubris, but also lacking his righteous ire.
malate synthase by invoking a weaker hydrogen bond at the active site of that enzyme.
My battle plan worked fairly well, kill off the weaker units with bow fire, then out maneuver the harder stuff.
Do you summon several weaker minions or just a few powerful ones?
missing when a much weaker Michelle crossed Central America earlier.
uses nitrous oxide is predominately used as a background anesthetic due to its weaker anesthetic properties.
omnivorous species like human beings have weaker stress-inducible mutator activities than those from carnivores.
opium alkaloid, with activity similar to, but weaker than morphine.
overburden of soil, debris or weaker rock was scoured away by glacial activity leaving a smooth rock surface.
The hamstrings over power the weaker quadriceps which results in a strain or tear of the muscle.
never give up against stronger opponents but never relent against weaker ones.
Those weaker or less cunning than himself he could either disregard or render subservient.
The song is like a simpler, weaker great tit 's song.
Also, a weaker increase of O 3 in the lower troposphere occurs due to an increase in the downwards transported O 3 values.
Enterprise 23.25 Boosting enterprise and enhancing business development was identified as a priority for the traditionally economically weaker regions.
The safety of feeling poorer weaker the investment accounts.
weathered stone must be treated with a softer, weaker mortar than hard, dense stone.
Analysts said the improvement had come because of a weaker yen and more optimism about company earnings.
Meteor- g P Y The tropical belt of high atmospheric pressure is very marked in winter; it is weaker during the summer months, and at that season the greater relative fall of pressure over the land cuts it off into an oval-shaped anticyclone, the centre of which rests on the coolest part of the sea surface in that latitude, near the Gulf of Guinea.
In any case the people are driven out by some adverse change; and when the urgency is great they may require to drive out in turn weaker people who occupy a desirable territory, thus propagating the wave of migration, the direction of which is guided by the forms of the land into inevitable channels.
Nitric acid (up to 50%) is formed in the first tower, and weaker acids in the successive ones; the last tower contains milk of lime which combines with the gases to form calcium nitrite and nitrate (this product, being unsuitable as a manure, is decomposed with the acid, and the evolved gases sent back).
Thus in A the twist may be right-handed or left-handed; in B the polarity of a given end may become north or south; in C the circular magnetization may be clockwise or counter-clockwise; in D the length may be increased or diminished; in E the magnetization may become stronger or weaker.
Cream of lime of 17Ã‚° Beaume is sometimes used, but the weaker solution is preferable, since the proper proportion is more easily adjusted.
The alpaca and vicuÃ±a are smaller and weaker and have never been used for this service, but their fine, glossy fleeces were used by the Indians in the manufacture of clothing and are still an important commercial asset of the elevated table-lands of Peru and Bolivia.
p. 294) that the bowls are in the main a repetition - in parts weaker, in others stronger - of what has already been put forward in the trumpets; that before the seventh member of each hebdomad there is a pause occasioned by the insertion of visions of a different nature; that the final judgment has already been depicted in vi.
Thus interpreted, the Appalachian forms of to-day may be ascribed to three cycles of erosion: a nearly complete Mesozoic cycle, in which most of the previously folded and faulted mountain masses were reduced in Cretaceous time to a peneplain or lowland of small relief, surmounted, however, in the north-east and in the south-west by monadnocks of the most resistant rocks, standing singly or in groups; an incomplete Tertiary cycle, initiated by the moderate Tertiary upwarping of the Mesozoic peneplain, and of sufficient length to develop mature valleys in the more resistant rocks of the crystalline belt or in the horizontal strata of the plateau, and to develop late mature or old valleys in the weaker rocks of the stratified belt, where the harder strata were left standing up in ridges; and a brief post-Tertiary cycle, initiated by an uplift of moderate amount and in progress long enough only to erode narrow and relatively immature valleys.
On the other hand, the weaker rocks are more or less completely reduced to lowlands by Tertiary erosion, and are now trenched by the narrow and shallow valleys of the short post-Tertiary cycle.
In the southern part of the Basin Range province the ranges are well dissected and some of the intermont depressions have rock floors with gentle, centripetal slopes; hence it is suggested that the time since the last dislocation in this part of the province is relativel remote; that erosion in the current cycle has here advanced muc farther than in the central or northern parts of the province; and that, either by outwash to the sea or by exportation of wind-borne dust, the depressions-perhaps aggraded for a time in the earlier stages of the cyclehave now been so deeply worn down as to degrade the lower and weaker parts of the tilted blocks to an evenly sloping surface, leaving the higher and harder parts still in relief as residual ranges.
The prevailing winds respond to the stronger poleward temperature gradients of winter by rising to a higher velocity and a more frequent and severer cyclonic storminess; and to the weaker gradients of summer by relaxing to a lower velocity with fewer and weaker cyclonic storms; but furthermore the northern zone occupied by the prevailing westerlies expands as the winds strengthen in winter, and shrinks as they weaken in summer; thus the stormy westerlies, which impinge upon the north-western coast and give it plentiful rainfall all through the year, in winter reach southern California and sweep across part of the Gulf of Mexico and Florida; it is for this reason that southern California has a rainy winter season, and that the states bordering on the Gulf of Mexico are visited in winter by occasional intensified cold winds, inappropriate to their latitude.
The nymphs of the Perlidae are closely like their parents and breathe dissolved air by means of tracheal gills on the thoracic segments, for they all live in the water of streams. They feed upon weaker aquatic creatures, such as the larvae of Mayflies.
Thus a shoot will grow more vigorously whilst waving in the air than when nailed close to the wall; consequently a weak shoot should be left free, whilst its stronger antagonist should be restrained; and a luxuriant shoot may be retarded for some time by having its tender extremity pinched off to allow a weaker shoot to overtake it.
This and the Antwerp head of Jerome are perhaps the most striking examples of Diirer's power of forcing into subordination to a general impression such a multiplicity of insistent detail as would have smothered any weaker conception than his.
To be an eminent scholar was to be accused of immorality, heresy and atheism in a single indictment; and the defence of weaker minds lay in joining the Jesuits, as Heinsius was fain to do.
(See Telescope.) Glass with weaker dispersive power (greater v) is named " crown glass "; that with greater dispersive power, " flint glass."
Many writers adhere to the doctrine that there is no impairment of sovereignty of the weaker state by the establishment of a protectorate.
Yet his position was even then insecure; the vicissitudes of the last thirty years had shaken the old prestige of the name of king, and a weaker and less capable man than Henry Tudor might have failed to retain the crown that he had won.
But together with this mental change he has grown physically much weaker.
But the mind of man not only refuses to believe this explanation, but plainly says that this method of explanation is fallacious, because in it a weaker phenomenon is taken as the cause of a stronger.
Paris is Talma, la Duchenois, Potier, the Sorbonne, the boulevards," and noticing that his conclusion was weaker than what had gone before, he added quickly: "There is only one Paris in the world.
On the contrary, he is probably pursuing you with detachments, or at most with an army corps much weaker than the army entrusted to you.
Never give up against stronger opponents but never relent against weaker ones.
The weaker the overall similarity, the less cohesive the superordinate category.
Like the weaker party in a game of chicken, the Community has swerved away at the last minute.
Electron donating groups, however, will make for weaker acids.
In general, soft, porous or severely weathered stone must be treated with a softer, weaker mortar than hard, dense stone.
In such cases, a weaker monitor will fail a parent by the time she/he reach the staircase.
When you purchase a weaker monitor and your house is simply booming with electronic devices, you may find yourself having to explore unique set up options in order to achieve decent reception.
Kittens have weaker immune systems than more mature cats, so visiting your veterinarian when symptoms begin to manifest is the safest way to rule out something serious and begin an effective treatment.
The non-custodial parent's bond appears to grow weaker, while the custodial parent's relationship with the children becomes closer during that time.
PE will not change or become weaker due to the UV resistance and additives in PE resin that protect it from sunlight exposure.
Stronger tea has more of the vitamins and benefits than a weaker tea.
When a base and an acid are combined, they react by making each other weaker, this is called neutralization.
Bullies look for weaker teens to pick on.
It has weaker opiate effects than other forms of treatment, is less likely to cause overdose problems, has a lower level of dependence, and is thought to cause less respiratory depression than other opioid treatments.
In a more modern era it's no different, except that the lineage is becoming weaker because of marriages to non-Jewish people.
Students should use their practice tests to identify weaker subject areas for additional study.
Some consider the White German Shepherd to be the outward sign of weaker genetics; others feel they are superior to other German Shepherds.
Perhaps a dog only receives food and water a couple of times a week as he slowly grows thinner and weaker.
Stand or sit behind your dog and grasp his muzzle in your weaker hand.
Position yourself behind your pet, and open her mouth with your weaker hand.
If his bladder is becoming weaker, he may feel stressed about not being able to get out of his crate when he wants to.
As the heart grows weaker and beats slower, it can no longer efficiently pump oxygen throughout the lungs and blood stream.
Indeed, they grow almost anywhere, but in a border they must have a place to themselves, as by their spreading they soon destroy weaker subjects.
In addition, the formation process may vary from slab to slab, making some stones weaker or stronger than others.
In some cases, you can get computer readers that have a stronger prescription at the bottom and a weaker one on top, ideal for wearers who frequently glance between a computer screen and a printed document or the keyboard.
Newer technology is making glass a weaker option.
Non prescription glasses work well for those of us whose eyesight has begun to get weaker over time.
Sometimes those come in weaker strengths to accommodate the greatest distance from your eyes to the computer as compared to your eyes to a book, magazine, or map.
Their strong European publisher tries to use its weaker American branches to move the game, and fails.
Casting spells becomes a strategic maneuver when losing a number also makes your character a bit weaker.
Whereas Sony went for a much more powerful console, Nintendo used its relatively weaker hardware to popularize motion-based gaming.
There are larger predators and weaker prey.
There also appears to be a design flaw with the iPhone that results in a weaker cellular signal when the phone is held a certain way.
A side effect of stroke in which the stroke survivor ignores or forgets the weaker side of the body caused by the stroke.
Because of the abnormalities of the child's fibrillin, the walls of the aorta (the large blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart) are weaker than normal and tend to stretch and bulge out of shape.
Antibiotics have helped, and it is possible that the strain of bacteria that causes scarlet fever has become weaker with time.
This incision also creates a weaker scar, which places the woman at risk for uterine rupture in subsequent pregnancies.
The findings from this study also suggest that toddlers who spend long hours in day care display a slightly weaker bond with their mothers.
There is also an increased risk of congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart's pumping power is weaker than normal.
Respiratory infections become an increasing problem as their breathing becomes weaker, and these infections are usually the cause of death.
It is important for the person's family to know that they do not have to tolerate violent behavior, destruction of property, harm to pets, or abuse of smaller or weaker family members.
The next step is to make the child use the eye with the reduced vision (weaker eye).
Patching stimulates vision in the weaker eye and aids the section of the brain that manages vision to develop more completely.
Treatment with atropine also stimulates vision in the weaker eye and helps the part of the brain that manages vision to develop more fully.
Occulsion therapy-A type of treatment for amblyopia in which the good eye is patched for a period of time, thus forcing the use of the weaker eye.
Bullies are aggressive children who repeatedly physically or emotionally abuse, torment, or victimize smaller, weaker, or younger children.
Bullying is generally viewed as a form of harassment committed by a child or children who are older, stronger, or otherwise more powerful socially, upon weaker adolescents.
Boys who are regularly bullied tend to be more passive and physically weaker than the bullies.
Using the medicine less often or using a weaker strength may be necessary.
Medical attention may be necessary if an infant is crying more than usual or if the cries themselves sound different, for example, the cries are weaker or more high-pitched than usual.
Everyone's hair is unique, and some strands may be naturally weaker or more brittle, making it far more difficult to grow long hair.
Weaker swimmers also tend to lack speed and drive because they are unable to fully flex their ankles into a streamlined position.
On the other hand, a weaker swimmer's back half tends to hang lower in the water than the upper half.
Have U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets on hand for weaker swimmers.
Tankinis are flattering to most figures, and they allow you to cover whatever you consider to be one of your weaker features.
Some models allow the user to change the size of the cup for stronger or weaker coffee if preferred.
With the requirements and regulations for attaining a grandmaster title (and any of the lower master titles) makes it easier for weaker players to become Grandmasters.
If you know who you are and you know what you want, and are humble enough to want to hone your strong points and overcome your weaker aspects, then there is a good chance that you can maintain a romantic connection.
This is a big step in a relationship and it can make it stronger or weaker, depending on each partner's emotional reaction afterwards.
Those with the condition may have slowed growth and may have weaker bones than other children.
Unfortunately, that made the case for school uniforms even weaker.
The senses you had the most difficulty in reproducing are your weaker areas, and will take more work to develop into tools for extrasensory perception.
Women are known to be the weaker sex when it comes to dress shoe addictions.
While you may usually be the perfect candidate for cheap watches, a lot of us can have our weaker moments and spend money on things (like expensive watches) that we don't really need.
These groups question whether people with weaker immune systems are more susceptible to a bad reaction to live-virus vaccines and if the reaction could trigger autism.
Conclusions Reported data suggests that company's existing marketing program is strong in certain areas and weaker in others.
In order to facilitate the heel stretch of your less flexible leg, you will need to consistently practice a side split floor exercise that emphasizes your weaker leg.
Put simply, if your left arm is weaker than your right, it will have to build itself up without any assistance from the other arm.
This is because stretching lengthens the muscles fibers, which may in turn make them weaker.
Many people, especially women, have considerably weaker hamstrings than quadriceps.
A muscle is actually weaker in its fully stretched position, so weakening a muscle prior to exercise or sport can compromise the integrity of the joints.
Female athletes are often weaker in their hamstrings, which is the back of the leg, than in the quadriceps, the front of the thigh.
For example, many women are stronger on the front of their thighs and weaker in their hamstrings.
They have a weaker aroma than the Criollo and a bitter taste prior to processing.
Because there is less fabric, they are naturally weaker and will move around on your legs - very embarrassing if they are seamed!
Be sure the water isn't too deep for weaker swimmers.
Physically weaker than most of the Survivor winners, Diaz-Twine managed to stay in the game thanks to her ability to strategize.
One reason is that the treated muscles become weaker with disuse.
The skin naturally grows weaker, becomes thinner and is essentially more prone to the sorts of blemishes generally associated with aging.
Because of their weaker immune systems, children and the elderly need special precautions after being stung by a wasp.
The sun's rays aren't suddenly any less effective during the winter, even though they may be weaker.
For example, a strategy to "help you win every fight" might seem like a cheat...until you read that the strategy consists of only picking fights with other mafias that are much weaker than yourself.
Our European front has been growing progressively weaker the past hundred years.
Speaking of preying on those weaker than you, I have an interest in your … patient.
He suspected Death always thought him weaker despite service that had been, until now, flawless.
He'd lost Lilith when Rhyn killed her and their son. He'd given up Jade, the man who held his soul, to take Katie as a mate, only to have Rhyn interfere again. Paralyzed by indecision, Kris struggled to determine which Andre would've wanted him to do: save his brother or his mate. Of the two, Hannah was weaker, but Kiki was his brother.
In the mind of a weaker man, it would drive him to madness.
If what he said were true, she wasn't weaker than her father; the demon was growing stronger.
The building societies and financial institutions in receipt of deposits, or so many of them as were on an unsound footing, failed at an early period of the depression, so also did the weaker banks.
As usual when dealing with weaker nations, the German chancellor resorted to intimidation.
The more important of those in use to-day are carbolic acid, the perchloride and biniodide of mercury, iodoform, formalin, salicylic acid, &c. Carbolic acid is germicidal in strong solution, inhibitory in weaker ones.
They hunt the beasts of prey destructive to their flocks, and form armed bands for protection against marauders or for purposes of aggression on weaker sedentary neighbours.
supply, the value of land is in proportion to the number of permanent labourers settled on it, and the landed proprietors naturally try to attract to their estates as many peasants as possible; and in this competition the large proprietors have evidently an advantage over their humbler and weaker rivals.
We have not the slightest reason to think that the radiation from the sun is measurably weaker now than it was a couple of thousand years ago, yet it can be shown that, if the sun were merely radiating heat as simply a hot body, then it would cool some degrees every year, and must have cooled many thousands of degrees within the time covered by historical records.
The Hittite power became weaker, and the invaders, in spite of defeat, appear to have succeeded in maintaining themselves on the sea coast.
In addition, there were the Yazoos in the Yazoo valley, the Pascagoulas, the Biloxis, and a few weaker tribes on the borders of the Mississippi Sound.
is the dividing line: Islam is strong in northern and central India, weaker in the south.
Ishbaal's party became weaker and weaker; and at length Abner quarrelled with his nominal master and offered the kingdom to David.
Since the 9th of Thermidor, the republican instinct has grown weaker every day.
It has had, however, a marked effect on weaker musical individualities.
In the case of weaker acids, the dissociation of which is less complete, divergences from this constant value will occur, for some of the molecules have to be separated into their ions.
The writings and career of Bolingbroke make a far weaker impression upon posterity than they made on contemporaries.
By this time, however, the alliance between Thebes and Athens was growing weaker, and Athens, being short of money, concluded a peace with Sparta (probably in July 374), by which the peace of Antalcidas was confirmed and the two states recognized each other as mistress of sea and land respectively.
Tromp, conscious that his ships were weaker in build, at first drew away, firing at the spars of the English ships in order to cripple them.
But Castruccio, being farther from the writer's own experience, bears weaker traits of personality.
Since the tribes practised far more in-breeding than out-breeding, the tendency was toward forming not only verbal linguistic groups, but biological varieties; the weaker the tribe, the fewer the captures, the greater the isolation and harder the conditions - producing dolichocephaly, dwarfism and other retrogressive characteristics.
ABD-AR-RAHMAN (822-852) was one of the weaker of the Spanish Omayyads.
He walked less, ate less, slept less, and became weaker every day.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
The French invaders, like an infuriated animal that has in its onslaught received a mortal wound, felt that they were perishing, but could not stop, any more than the Russian army, weaker by one half, could help swerving.
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