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  • n. a place of especial vulnerability


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  • After worsting the Germans in the head-on Materialschlacht at Kursk, the Russians planned three separate secondary offensives which had the purpose of keeping the German reserves dispersed, together with the usual opportunistic and ill-defined aim of picking up any ground that was going if a weak spot should be discovered.


  • As Terz walked toward his knapsack, Lizbeth tugged at the net, hoping to discover a weak spot or to wear the beast down.

    The Welkening

  • For self-improvement I had brought along with me a paperback copy of Antonia Fraser's Cromwell, Our Chief of Men, English history being a weak spot in my armoury, which I was endeavouring to repair under the gracious guidance of Mr. Anderson, himself a keen student of our island story.

    the mission song

  • So to this day, we call a person’s weak spot an Achilles’ heel.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • But, as it happened, the PATRON had just one weak spot — that he was interested in LE SPORT, and was ready to talk if you approached him on this subject.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • As the line pressed forward, Ricketts observed this widening interval and endeavored to fill it with the small brigade of Colonel Keifer, but at this juncture both Gordon and Rodes struck the weak spot where the right of the Sixth Corps and the left of the Nineteenth should have been in conjunction, and succeeded in checking my advance by driving back a part of Ricketts's division, and the most of Grover's.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories


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