Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or condition of being feeble, in any sense of that word; weakness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or condition of being feeble; debility; infirmity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being feeble; debility; infirmity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of lacking intensity or substance
  • noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

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Examples

  • Emerson himself said, "I think that my very feebleness is the cause of my long life, for when the hard blow of disease struck my vigorous brother Charles he had not power to receive it, and fell, while I feebly bowed like the willow to the gust, and survived."

    The Enduring Greatness of Newer Nations

  • a small deckhouse, holding on by ropes, and in feebleness welcoming the stranger with hats in hand.

    The Diadem Rescuing the Crew of the C. W. Connor

  • Reason: the great Absurdity to our feebleness is the Divine, 841-m.

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • His feebleness was a cause of great anxiety and concern to those around him; but the degree of interest felt in the little sufferer's fate was very much less than it would have been if he had been the oldest son.

    Charles I Makers of History

  • I never dreamt that I, always so well, always so full of life, could know such feebleness as this, feebleness which is all of the body, Doris, leaving the mind free to dream and long.

    Initials Only

  • Lack of confidence in one's own powers is the source of every kind of feebleness and of all unsuccess.

    Poise: How to Attain It

  • I never dreamt that I, always so well, always so full of life, could know such feebleness as this, feebleness which is all of the body, Doris, leaving the mind free to dream and long.

    Initials Only

  • This may be induced by many and various predisposing causes, such as feebleness of constitution of the variety planted, rendering them an easy prey to the disease; by planting on low, moist land, or on land highly enriched by nitrogenous manures, causing a morbid growth which invites the disease; also by insects or their larvæ puncturing or eating off the leaves or vines.

    The $100 Prize Essay on the Cultivation of the Potato. Prize offered by W. T. Wylie and awarded to D. H. Compton. How to Cook the Potato, Furnished by Prof. Blot.

  • The will of the spirit must become something which it is not, as yet, from the very start, — truly free; and it is free only when that feebleness, which is primarily merely a sort of clumsiness, is overcome, — when the spirit is not only in general willing to do God’s will, but also shows in each particular case the same unwavering willingness.

    Christian Ethics. Volume II.���Pure Ethics.

  • The feebleness of their excuse for abandoning their soi disant principles – a meaningless executive order – is all the proof one needs.

    Obama Nation

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