Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of ascertaining weight.
- n. As much as is weighed at once: as, a weighing of beef.
- n. Same as weighting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- a. & n. from weigh, v.
- n. careful consideration
“(30-3-3, 25 KO), only to escape with a draw in a November 2009 battle for the vacant IBF Lightweight belt, 33-year old Joan Guzman (30-0-1, 17 KO) showed up for his next shot at the title weighing a grotesque nine pounds over the weight limit.”
“GRANGE: You know, Lou, one of the principles in the military in operations is what they call weighing the main effort.”
“So in some of the Northern prisons they have what they call the weighing machine -- an infamous thing, and he who uses it commits as great a crime as the convict he punishes could have committed.”
“Of course, Europe has been no slouch in weighing in with some beauties, too.”
“Starr said the judge will be able to instruct the jurors that they may consider Condit's non-responsiveness as a factor in weighing the credibility of his testimony.”
“In that process in weighing the factors for an injunction, it is well settled that judges are in fact considering policy questions, overtly, with everyone smiling.”
“The danger here is that current events would indicate that the legal system is not seeing the distinction between a corporation as an institution with rights and an idividual with rights, which in weighing them equally, the corporate power is likely to come out on top simply by having more resources at its disposal by design.”
“Do you think Shyamalan is a good person for Summit to consider in weighing possible “Breaking Dawn” directors?”
“TheKitchenWitch -- Trust me, weighing is much easier than measuring.”
“The question the government needs to answer in weighing reform, says Peter Tufano, a senior associate dean at Harvard Business School, is "if fees help banks improve their financial health but weaken consumers 'financial health, is this a net good or bad for the economy?”
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