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Weak side

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Weak side the side or aspect of a person's character or disposition by which he is most easily affected or influenced; weakness; infirmity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Weak side that side or point in which a person is most easily influenced or most liable to temptation
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Quotations

  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “Weakness on both sides is, the motto of all quarrels.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wác, pliant—wican, to yield; Dut. week, Ice. veikr, Ger. weich.

Usage

In literature:

Voltaire sided with the weak, the defenseless, the fallen.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
She rushed to Scylla's side and hastily unbuckled the straps that held the weak little body in the saddle.
"Southern Stories" by Various
It shows the meanness of greatness, the other side of virtue, the weakness of heroes.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
His habit of seeing two sides of every question is an incurable weakness in him.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
In haste she knelt by his side and placed one hand over his heart; it was fluttering weakly.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller
The consumptive rolled his head weakly from side to side and swallowed desperately.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
This had a weak side.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Feeling his knees growing weak with the reaction, Charlie staggered to his side and sank down.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
The man's left arm was held stiffly by his side and he was walking with weakness.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
With a mighty effort he shook off the paralysing weakness, and sank down by the side of his enchantress.
"The Mystery of a Turkish Bath" by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
The English force in his eyes was too weak to gain any victory, and he would not be on the losing side.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Education, culture, or whatever it is, clearly has, in political matters, a weak side to it.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
Knees brought in from side to side over the floor ceiling and kelson, to support the bottom, if bilged or weak, for heavy cargo.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Losing him has left us a bit weak on that side, too.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
On all sides the same unfortunate tale of weakness could be told.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Women began to faint, and strong men trampled down the weak in mad rushes from side to side.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Had General Foch been less ably supported, his wedge might have proved a weak salient open to attack on both sides.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Then she came faint and weak to her husband's side again.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
This time it shattered, and I lay where I fell, sobbing with weakness, looking out through the side window of my head-piece.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Another thing is, that the left side is the weak side of a horseman.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
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In poetry:

Aid my 'weak flesh' this holy tide,
That I, despite or sloth or pride,
May watch and pray as at Thy side. Amen.
"Coming Holy Week" by Samuel John Stone
Thou canst not hide
From Him thy weakness or thy strength;
His guardian angel tarries at thy side,
And guides thee to thy home at length.
"God always nigh" by John Bowring
Weak in myself for help I cried,
Lord, I am pressed on every side;
The cause is thine, they fight with me,
But every blow is aimed at thee.
"Gibeon" by John Newton
Emily Mayfield, pale and weak,
Steals to his side in the light so dim,
And the single rose in his swarthy cheek
Grows double, the while she says to him, --
"Little Cyrus" by Alice Cary
And yet, because his was the pride
Possessed by earnest men and brave,
He stayed by his weak brothers' side
And there he fought, loved, laughed and died,
And went, loved, to his grave.
"To the Memory of Claude Marquet" by C J Dennis
Father, father, I dread this air
Blown from the far side of despair
The cold cold corner. What house, what hold,
What hand is there? I look and see
Nothing-filled eternity,
And the great round world grows weak and old.
"The Child Dying" by Edwin Muir

In news:

This can let the air out Ike 's balloon and keep it on the weak side.
Stroke symptoms can include, but are not limited to, double vision, slurred speech,weakness on one side of the body or difficulty walking.
Apparently he called UMG a "weak ass label" for treating WZRD as a side project and not the real deal.
In this image, Kerri Walsh tells her teammate that she's going to block the line on the strong side and cross-court on the weak side.
Accidental entrepreneurs a side effect of a weak economy.
Chris Gocong, who was slated to start on the weak side, was lost for the season with a torn Achilles' tendon early in training camp.
When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André Plasse eked out another 500 square feet with a clever multilevel addition on one side.
Third-down play on both sides of the ball is a major weakness for Temple.
Huskers fans got to see Anderson log significant playing time Saturday against Arkansas State when he made his first career start at weak-side linebacker.
We have a weakness in the AV industry on the IT side, said Andrew Edwards, president and CEO of Extron Electronics.
She was also weak on the left side of her body.
Bears' Lance Briggs is strongest at the weak side.
European shares today extended sharp gains from the previous session, as earnings news from both sides of the Atlantic offset weakness in the banking sector.
Later (and still to some extent), he suffered a decrease in peripheral vision, short-term memory loss, and left-sided weakness.
The free agent market is on the weak side, unless you really think the Yankees will have any interest in Albert Pujols ( not.).
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In science:

One neglects the electron mass (which is not important at small distances) in the vertex diagram and commutes the Dirac matrix γ5 from the weak interaction vertex to the side.
Comment on ``Radiative corrections and parity nonconservation in heavy atoms''
Here the approximate equality means that after the imposition of all first and second class constraints the operators in the both sides of Eq. (25) coincide, that is the weak equality (25) reduces to the strong one.
The Dynamic Quantization of Gravity and the Cosmological Constant Problem
The weak annihilation amplitude (20) is schematically presented in the left hand side of Fig. 1.
Masses and electroweak properties of light mesons in the relativistic quark model
These simulations demonstrate the generic behavior of the side-mode dynamics for very weak pulses within the spatially independent model (see also, in particular Fig. 5).
Sequential superradiant scattering from atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
We see therefore that in the case of seeding, superradiant scattering essentially leads to amplification of the initially prepared weak matter-wave side mode.
Sequential superradiant scattering from atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
In the weak-pulse regime the atomic side-mode distributions are more involved, in general [see Figs. 4(c)(f )].
Sequential superradiant scattering from atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
We presented typical examples for atomic side mode distributions in the weak- and strong-pulse regimes.
Sequential superradiant scattering from atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
The hope is then that while a calculation may be impossible (or very difficult) on the strongly coupled side, it may be very easy on the weakly coupled, dual side.
The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Non-perturbative QCD
On the other side Refs. [71, 72] focus only on the function η(z ), that they call ̟(z ), in order to infer its influence on CMB anisotropy spectrum and weak lensing. ̟ was chosen to scale as ̟0ρde (z )/ρm (z ), assuming a ΛCDM evolution for the background cosmology.
Tests of General Relativity on Astrophysical Scales
Now, since both the weak character and the number of internal contractions are invariant under the permutations that make lin{Zg} formally zero, we derive that the linearizations of the left hand sides of (2.11), (2.12) must vanish formally.
The decomposition of global conformal invariants VI: The proof of the proposition on local Riemannian invariants
The equivalence is of strong/weak type (it connects strongly coupled theory on one side with weakly coupled on the other side) which can be extremely useful as it can be used to study strong-coupling behavior by using perturbative calculations.
alpha'-corrections and heterotic black holes
On the other side, if we are at weak t’Hooft coupling (λ (cid:28) 1) we can perform perturbative studies on gauge side of the correspondence and transfer the result to the perturbatively inaccessible regime of the supergravity description.
Magnetic Catalysis of Chiral Symmetry Breaking. A Holographic Prospective
Due to this one-sided explosion with smaller mass ejection, this model explodes only weakly with decreasing explosion energies less than ∼ 4 × 1049 erg at the final simulation time (see Figure 4 in ).
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
The integral on the right hand side of item (ii) is interpreted weakly as follows.
Agler-Commutant Lifting on an Annulus
If these particles interact only very weakly with the barrier they can traverse the barrier and then recombine into a real φa particle; the real particle φa appears to have vanished on one side of the barrier only to reemerge on the other — a clearly non-local effect which we call “tunneling of the 3rd kind” (T3K).
Tunneling of the 3rd Kind: A Test of the Effective Non-locality of Quantum Field Theory
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