The fact is, when wolves attack a herd, they always take the weakest animal.
the weakest and least perfectly organized must always succumb."
Zwingli attacked the weakest part of Luther's theory - the ubiquity of the body of Christ; and Luther attacked Zwingli's exegesis of the words of the institution.
The weakest pair of concave lenses with which one can read clearly test types at a distance of 18 ft.
It is usual in both girders and beams to provide not only for the safe support of the greatest possible distributed load, but for the greatest weight, such as that of a safe or other heavy piece of furniture which may be moved over the floor at its weakest points, the centres of the girders and beams. It must always be borne in mind that the formulae for the ultimate strength of the " I " beams only hold good when the upper chord or flange is supported laterally.
It follows, too, that when there is a number of substances, all essential for the elaboration of living material, and when one of these is present in minimal proportion, that one substance rules the production, just as the effective strength of a chain depends on the weakest link.
Strong north-north-east winds prevail in the Gulf of Akaba during the greater part of the year; they are weakest in April and May, sometimes giving place at that season to southerly breezes.
So you're saying the wolves improve your herd by culling out the weakest animals?
Conception is the weakest, judgment the strongest power of man's mind.
The weakest player in the four is invariably played in the second place (the "soft second").
He was one of the weakest and most vicious princes that occupied the Byzantine throne.
As soon as the demand for a vigorous prosecution of the war relaxed, the Whigs could but rely on their domestic policy, in which they were strongest in the eyes of posterity but weakest in the eyes of contemporaries.
His weakest book, and two or three other productions, brief, but in every literary sense the finest of his works, were written in the next two or three years.
was the grandson of his predecessor, Abdallah, one of the weakest and worst of the Spanish Omayyads.
As in every social scheme where the government is wor without real power, the weakest sought protection of the strongest; and the system of patron, client and journeyman, which had existed among the Romans, the Gauls and the Germans, spread rapidly in the 6th and 7th centuries, owing to public disorder and the inadequate protection afforded by the government.
The new dynasty was thus the poorest and weakest of the great civil and ecclesiastical lordships which occupied the country from the estuary of the Scheldt to that of the Liobregat, and bounded approximately by the Meuse, the Sane and the ridge of the Cvennes; yet it cherished a great ambition which it revealed at times during its first century (987Ifo8)a determination not to repeat the Carolingian failure.
By making them in longer lengths a reduction was effected in the number of joints - always the weakest part of the line; and another advance consisted in the substitution of wrought iron for cast iron, though that material did not gain wide adoption until after the patent for an improved method of rolling rails granted in 1820 to John Birkinshaw, of the Bedlington Ironworks, Durham.
The weakest passages in Der fliegende Hollander are not so helpless as the original recitatives of Venus in the first act; or Tannhauser's song, which was too far involved in the whole scheme to be ousted by the mature " New Venusberg music " with which Wagner fifteen years later got rid both of the end of the overture and what he called his " Palais-Royal " Venus.
These four groups, however, were of unequal importance, and thanks to this arrangement the English, although weakest in point of numbers, were able to exercise the same influence in the council as if they had formed a fourth of the voters.
Wellington wished to pass the Garonne above Toulouse in order to attack the city from the south - its weakest side - and interpose between Soult and Suchet.
A new order of battle was adopted - the troops being massed in crescent formation, with a reserve in the shape of a parallelogram ready to strengthen the weakest point.
He is at his weakest in defending free will against Luther, and indeed he can hardly he said to enter on the metaphysical question.
The methods of union adopted are not allowed to impair the strength of structures, which is calculated on the weakest sections through the rivet or bolt holes.
(46th Div.), and the weakest position of all was that held by the right of the 46th Div., who were clinging to the slopes of Mrzli Vrh, completely dominated by the enemy, and badly off for communications with their neighbours.
Indeed his theory is weakest exactly at the point where the real difficulty begins.
The modern Wagnerian conductor is apt to complain that Beethoven, in his four-bar phrase, drowns a melody which lies in the weakest register of the clarinet by a crowd of superfluous notes in oboes, horns and flutes.
The weakest parts of a MS. book were the outer margins; and hence the beginnings and the ends of lines, whether of verse or prose, were specially liable to injury.
retorted with a bull launched at the weakest adversary, and declaring the rank and title of the duke of Parma forfeit.
Thus, in the period 1791 to 1811 their ratio to total government expenditure ranged from 41.6 to 189.6%; during the years 1812-1817, from 17.2 in 1814, when war finances reached their weakest point, to 131 ~4% in 1817, showing how rapid was their response under the return of peace; in the period1817-1859from 29-9% in the crisis year of 1837 to 158.9%; in the period1860-1869from 6.5% in 1865, when the governments bonds fell in price to $50.93 per hundred and the war policy of loans was most desperate, tO 84.1%; in the years 1870I 893 from 5f.4 to 85%; and, finally, in the years 1893f 909, from 36.9% (in 1898) to 52.7%.
There might have been good reason, from Wellington's point of view, for condemning Canning's treaty of London; but when, in consequence of this treaty, the battle of Navarino had been fought, the Turkish fleet sunk, and the independence of Greece practically established, it was the weakest of all possible courses to withdraw England from its active intervention, and to leave to Russia the gains of a private and isolated war.
In 1792 the armies of revolutionary France assailed Austria at her weakest point by an invasion of Belgium.
drove forward far into the weakest part of the enemy's system.
At the autumn equinox, the gate is weakest.
The needle is balanced so that gravity compels it to take a certain position in which the fragment of iron occupies a position in the centre of the field of the coil where it is weakest.
This is the part of Thomas's system in which the cohesion of the different elements seems weakest.
Fate is considered the weakest deity, which gives him unlimited access to all of the worlds.
"I wouldn't say weakest," Fate mused.
Weakest, because he has no source of power.
Politicians are the weakest link in the chain because they can be so easily bribed, and backed with lobby material.
Her contemptuous and dismissive phrase " You're the Weakest Link, goodbye ", has become something of a national catchphrase.
devilish thing about Weakest Link is that getting the answers right is only about thirty per cent of the battle.
evict a housemate, The Weakest Link wants us to pick on the less able.
The weakest point in favor of the loose federation at the constitutional ' negotiation ' was therefore economic.
I can just imagine the fuss if the weakest male tried to enter the Women's Open.
Whilst Big Brother asks us to evict a housemate, The Weakest Link wants us to pick on the less able.
The ester is the only thing in the mixture which doesn't form hydrogen bonds, and so it has the weakest intermolecular forces.
The weakest type of undead minion is a shadow.
On a syntactical approach for defining weakest preconditions (extended abstract ).
The weakest part of the ship was the upper part i.e the top strakes.
weakest link " by chanting " Send him off!
weakest of the bunch, A Ship Named Francis, which attempts a humerous note, is fortunately also the shortest.
wearable computer for the blind, one of the weakest areas in traffic systems.
p. 670) that the velocity of formation of the amino-azo compound depends only on the nature of the reagents and not on the concentration, and that in coupling the hydrochloride of a tertiary amine with diazobenzene suiphonic acid the reaction takes place between the acid and the base set free by the hydrolytic dissociation of its salt, for the formation of the amino-azo compound, when carried out in the presence of different acids, takes place most rapidly with the weakest acid (H.
The girls voted out the " weakest link " by chanting " Send him off !
The weakest of the bunch, A Ship Named Francis, which attempts a humerous note, is fortunately also the shortest.
This paper focuses on the wearable computer for the blind, one of the weakest areas in traffic systems.
As you review all your potential sources of retirement income, including savings, investments, annuities, and potential Social Security benefits, look at the areas that are the weakest.
The weakest reading glasses are measured in at +1.0 diopters, and they can go all the way up to +3.5 diopters or more.
Life reminds me of the combat portion of the Grand Theft Auto series, which was arguably its weakest point.
Not to mention that among the three systems, PS2 is the weakest when it comes to visual performance and some of the levels are just too gorgeous to be down-played by hardware issues.
Though Super Mario Sunshine is considered by some as the weakest Mario title, there's a surprising amount of variety and fun in this GameCube title.
Don't choose a trail that is too difficult; instead select something that the slowest or weakest person can manage and the others can slow their pace.
Hair should only be brushed when dry because hair is at its weakest when wet.
In a struggle, target your hardest body parts (elbows, knees, feet, and fists) at their weakest points (nose, neck, ears, and eyes).
Generally, the cheerleader will bend his or her weakest leg.
I find songs like "Beauty in the Breakdown" (their first song) or "Call It a Lullaby" to be among their weakest moments.
On the other hand, each week the losing team must meet with Donald Trump and his advisors, who are usually his children Ivanka and Don Jr., where they go over why the team lost and who the weakest members of the team might be.
She won her game of The Weakest Link in 2001, playing against stars from other daytime soap operas.
While commercially successful, Temple of Doom is considered the weakest of the three Indiana Jones movies made to date, with reason.
He is also a solid cover fielder, albeit with possibly the weakest throw in the club!
The saying with which he began his reign will never grow antiquated: "by Allah, he that is weakest among you shall be in my sight the strongest, until I have vindicated for him his rights; but him that is strongest will I treat as the weakest, until he complies 2 The accounts differ; see Baladhuri 305.
The weak point of the Italian line was the Tolmino sector, the weakest part of this sector was at the junction of the XXVII.
The Atlantic anticyclone is, therefore, at its weakest in winter, and on its polar side the polar eddy becomes a trough of low pressure, extending roughly from Labrador to Iceland and Jan Mayen, and traversed by a constant succession of cyclones.
The cold during the night of the 29th of January was most severe; and early in the morning of the 30th the Swedish king gave the order to start, the horsemen dismounting where the ice was weakest, and cautiously leading their horses as far apart as possible, when they swung into their saddles again, closed their ranks and made a dash for the shore.
It was in Germany, however, seemingly the weakest and least aggressive of the European states, that the first permanent and successful revolts against the papal monarchy occurred.
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