Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. weik, Icel. veikr,; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg, soft, flexible, pliant, AS. wāc, weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih,; all from the verb seen in Icel. vīkja, to turn, veer, recede, AS. wīcan, to yield, give way, G. weichen, OHG. wīhhan, akin to Skr. vij, and probably to E. week, L. vicis, a change, turn, Gr. e'i`kein to yield, give way. √132. Cf. Week Wink (v. i.) Vicissitude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wác, pliant—wican, to yield; Dut. week, Ice. veikr, Ger. weich.
In literature:
He was faint and weak; yet a certain calm had come to him.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
One who is weak in magic, e.g.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The emperor was weak enough to confirm his brother in his usurpation.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
My weakness lays hold on His strength.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Everywhere she had attacked, and everywhere she had found unexpected weakness.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
To be the weak and overcome the strong!
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
This delicate, weak-chested child of seven was the head of the nursery.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Yes, I know I am weak, ridiculously weak, in loving you as intensely as I do.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
The example of a bold stroke had been given, and the weakness of the government had been exposed.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
But I'm a weak woman, pitifully weak.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
He hated his brother as a weak nature hates a strong.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
These symptoms in children are generally attended with worms, the dilute bile and the weak digestion not destroying them.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
A Weak Parliamentary Opposition.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
He is weak now, and it is only his weakness that I have to contend with.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
By "weakness," I imagine, he means, not bodily infirmity, but weakness of faith.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
I feared to voice my weakness.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Mrs. Minto's eyes were weak, and she could not keep her seams straight.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
It had been weakness and timidity.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Assuredly, King Philip was growing weak.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
For, mistress mine, the spirits in themselves are neither great nor small, neither weak nor strong.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
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In poetry:
If your fathers and mothers,
The grand and the gray,
Had taken the weak one
And hurled her away?
"The Waterfall" by Henry Kendall
Who guessed as that poor infant wept
Upon a woman's knee,
A nation from the centuries stept
As weak and frail as he?
"Song Composed For Washington's Birthday" by Henry Timrod
She loved me not, that knowledge fell,
Upon me like a blight;
Ah me! I am too fondly weak?
Is this a teardrop bright?
"You Ask Why I Am Lonely Now" by James Avis Bartley
He is so old and sits so still,
With face so weak and mild,
We know that he remembers naught
Save when he was a child.
"The Morning Hills" by Maurice Thompson
Out of darkness light is born,
Out of weakness make me strong:
One glad day will every thorn
Break into a rose of song.
"Song of A Poor Pilgrim" by George MacDonald
No sorrow can them now annoy,
Nor weakness, grief or pain;
No faintness can abate their joy,
They now in life do reign.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
In news:
Cavs 75, Grizzlies 67 * The third quarter used to be the Cavs ' weakness, but not tonight.
GlobalData study finds current drug pipeline weak.
On Weak 'Warfighter' Sales, Cowen Chops Estimates.
It's never easy to admit weakness.
It’s never easy to admit weakness.
VancouverWhitecaps are the weak link, scoring the third fewest goals in the league.
Firm dollar, weak Europe crimp US industrials' sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher gas prices are crimping consumer spending and slowing the already-weak US economy.
It was not clear if the man's moustache might have been a weak point in his disguise.
(MoneyWatch) As if investors didn't have enough to worry about, the latest news on the state of the U.S.'s already weak economic recovery is that it's getting weaker.
The Weakness That Wouldn't Go Away.
Weak Employment Data Put Pressure on Obama's Pitch of Economic Rebound.
Dearth of Demand Seen Behind Weak Hiring.
The Cubs don't exhibit a lot of weaknesses.
Red Sox manager calls roster weak, but his moves don't seem much better.
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In science:
We have no proof that the sequence {φL,p,q : L ≥ 1} converges weakly as L → ∞, but, by the usual compactness argument, there must exist weak limits of the sequence.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
When this sequence converges weakly, we call the weak limit inﬁnite volume Gibbs measure associated with the Hamiltonian H .
On the physical relevance of random walks: an example of random walks on a randomly oriented lattice
Actually, it is Ricci-ﬂat in a weak sense, since the convergence is only in weak L2,p .
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
Then f is a total recursive function. (¬ (weak Chaitin ) =⇒ ¬ Martin-L¨of ) ¬ (weak Chaitin) says that for any k ∈ N there is n ∈ N such that H (αn ) < f (|αn |) − k .
A Generalization of Chaitin's Halting Probability \Omega and Halting Self-Similar Sets
Since we are concerned chieﬂy with weak n-categories we continue our previous practice of omitting the word “weak” in general.
An alternative characterisation of universal cells in opetopic n-categories
There is, however, a suggestion in the current data that the brightest systems are restricted to lower ratios, and this weak trend is reﬂected in the weak trend mentioned above with Hα EW.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Lemma 4.1. W (µ, ν ) is weakly lower semicontinuous in µ, ν ∈ M(X ); namely, if µn, νn ∈ M(X ), µn → µ and νn → ν in the weak topology, then W (µ, ν ) ≤ lim inf W (µn, νn ).
Inequalities related to free entropy derived from random matrix approximation
We conclude in Section 9 by deﬁning the notions of weak equivalence and of omega equivalence between weak omega categories.
Weak Omega Categories I
In this section we shall show that the weak omega categories deﬁned by Penon in are instances of our weak omega categories.
Weak Omega Categories I
Next we construct a weak omega category X(a, b) for any weak omega category X and any pair of (i − 1)-cells a, b of X1 .
Weak Omega Categories I
We endow the set of positive ﬁnite measures on R with the weak topology; the subsets {∗-inﬁnitely divisible distributions } and {⊞-inﬁnitely divisible distributions } are also endowed with the weak topology.
Classical and free infinitely divisible distributions and random matrices
We will show that the functions Mn converge in the weak L1 ([0, 1], RR )-topology, which is the closest analogue of the weak-L topology we can get.
A Thinning Analogue of de Finetti's Theorem
This notion is the generalization of laws of m real-valued variables bounded say by a given ﬁnite constant R, in which case the weak-* topology driven by polynomial functions is the same as the standard weak topology.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
Then weak convergence on each DIRd ([0, N ]) implies weak convergence on DIRd ([0, ∞)).
An almost sure invariance principle for random walks in a space-time random environment
So the authors adopted the weak attraction, in fact they adopt the weak point attractor, in order to prove Lyapunov’s second method for RDS, for details see .
The random case of Conley's theorem
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