Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having little courage; dispirited.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having little courage; of feeble spirit; dispirited; faint-hearted.
“She smiled before saying,“You sell any Bibles in there, Holy Man, weak-hearted boy?””
“Could it be said that the people across the region in general became weak-hearted, lost faith and courage and were left to wander in distraction for this period?”
“But they abused their position and became weak-hearted after Moses led them away from the bondage of Pharaoh towards Mount Sinai.”
“There are three weak-hearted references to "natural selection.”
“Any act by the North or Northerners would and did precipitate secession by (1) electing Lincoln president and (2) President Buchanan's weak-hearted attempt to re-supply Fort Sumter with the "Star of The West.”
“Crude oil trading is not for the weak-hearted: a chart might look more like your Uncle Vinny's EKG after after a big meatball parm than anything you'd otherwise recognize as a commodity chart.”
“While there is mystery surrounding how magic is done, some weak-hearted people end up resorting to sorcerers to mend troubled marriages, ensure husbands remain faithful or cause harm to adversaries.”
“Jeffrey Wigand, a former tobacco company executive whistleblower, commented or rather warned that whistleblowing is “not a process for the weak-hearted,” discussing the mental ramifications of exposing misconduct.”
“That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; to comfort and help the weak-hearted; to raise up those who fall; and finally to beat down Satan under our feet”
“Also, I think the evidence of the past 7 years shows that even a weak-hearted effort at instilling fear has worked to protect Americans, if only by redirecting the Islamists toward much softer targets.”
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