feeble

[f_ˈiː_b_əl], [fˈiːbə͡l], [fˈiːbə‍l]

Definitions of feeble:

  1.   Feebly. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Feebleness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Weak; wanting in physical strength or mental power; infirm. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   That part of a sword or fencing- foil extending from about the middle of the blade to the point; so called because it is the weakest portion of the weapon for resisting pressure, deflecting a blow, etc. Called also FAIBLE and FOIBLE. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Weak in mind or body; faint. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Weak; infirm; weakened by disease or wanting vigour; faint; dull. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   Weak; wanting in strength of body; showing weakness or incapacity; faint; dull. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   Weak; infirm; faint; imperfect; slender. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for feeble:

  1. Judging from the letters I've received from obviously feeble -minded persons who wish I would write another These Old Shades, it ought to sell like hot cakes. – Georgette Heyer
  2. God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self -control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers. – Richard Holloway
  3. When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity. – John Strachan
  4. It accumulates over the years and I've led so many bands of my own now and forced myself into new situations... You would hope that you play better and better- until you just get too feeble to do it anymore. – Andy Summers
  5. It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor; as such differences become less, it grows feeble and when they disappear, it will vanish too. – Alexis de Tocqueville

Usage examples for feeble:

  1. The teacher lay on his bed, looking very feeble indeed. ” – Rico And Wiseli Rico And Stineli, And How Wiseli Was Provided For by Johanna Spyri
  2. But I had no idea that you were feeble that way. ” – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  3. She was sad and in very feeble health. ” – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  4. “ I 'lows Uncle 'Rasmus is gettin' mighty ole; but he ain' so feeble yet but he kin hol' his own agin dese yere red- coated sogers. ” – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  5. It has a feeble motion and is slowly added to and withdrawn from the eye. ” – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  6. Her father knew her, he had uttered her name with kindness, in his feeble and imperfect and childish way, he loved her! ” – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  7. Jimmy was old now, and had of late grown very feeble and we did not like to think of him out in that wild storm. ” – Fishin' Jimmy by Annie Trumbull Slosson
  8. Freddy managed a feeble smile. ” – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  9. Her voice had grown more and more feeble and now for a moment died away. ” – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  10. “ " Poor Ralph," she said to herself; " he means to do as well as he can, but he is so feeble – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope

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