However, this is not a fatal weakness.
In our cultural consciousness, fatness is associated with moral weakness.
The judgment of most ancient writers is that Qin never corrected this weakness.
Headaches, disordered speech, weakness, visual disturbances, nausea, numbness, paralysis.
The euro area is a net exporter of goods, and the currency’s weakness is helping it to sell more abroad.
In To The Priests and People, Cotton and Cole identify womanliness with weakness, vanity, shame, and dishonor.
"We belong to a culture where coming out with the truth and crying openly is seen as a weakness," says Beenish.
And what stronger instance can be produced of the surprising ignorance and weakness of the understanding, than the present?
Recordings of contraction force over a period of time are valuable in determining whether the weakness is improving or worsening.
Cervical spinal cord injuries typically result in quadriplegia (or tetraplegia), because they cause weakness or paralysis in the arms and legs.
But it said that the risks facing the economy had shifted from economic weakness to a balance between weakness and excessive growth.
The weakness of the central government, as manifested by its military decline, also showed itself in a gradual loss of control over most of the provinces.
In this disease an autoimmune attack upon the myelin sheath of the motor nerves leads to progressive weakness and reflex loss with only slight sensory changes.
Muscular weakness without structural alteration in nerve or muscle tissue may be a symptom of disturbances in metabolism arising from a wide variety of causes.
Despite a stint at Citigroup, Mr Lew’s greatest weakness is his inexperience in financial markets (which the treasury secretary now oversees thanks to the Dodd-Frank financial reform law).
“Our failure to perform in the US has gone on for decades,” concedes Mr Nicoli, adding, presumably for reassurance: “It's not pathetic weakness, it's just relative weakness.”
When the Tai recovered their strength in the 1590s, however, they invaded Cambodia in force and sacked the Khmer capital at Lovek, north of Phnom Penh, ushering in a period of Cambodian weakness vis-à-vis its neighbours that has endured to the present day.
This is partly a consequence of the script, which endows Edmund with weakness rather than the monstrousness the other characters sometimes display, but also owes to a hesitation on Gallagher’s part to give over to the character’s selfishness and cloying weakness.
He goes on to claim that that the use of pressure is manipulative only if the would-be manipulator directs it at some supposed weakness in his target that will render the target unable to resist it; this leads him to finalize his definition in terms of “deception or by playing upon a supposed weakness” of the target, with the second disjunct meant to cover pressure-based tactics (Rudinow 1978: 346).
Inherited disorders include Menkes disease, a disorder of copper metabolism that causes seizures and abnormal hair growth; Hallervorden-Spatz disease, a condition characterized by iron deposits in the basal ganglia of the brain that produce rigidity, weakness, and abnormal movements; Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, which results in raised levels of uric acid in the blood, abnormal movements, spastic weakness, intellectual disability, and a tendency to self-mutilate; and familial hypoparathyroidism, a disorder in which the basal ganglia calcify, resulting in choreic movements.
- a flaw or weak point
- powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
Example: in spite of their weakness the group remains active
- the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain
Example: his weakness increased as he became older
- the condition of being financially weak
Example: the weakness of the dollar against the yen
- a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you
Example: he has a weakness for chocolate
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Inherited disorders include Menkes disease a disorder of copper metabolism that causes seizures and abnormal hair growth Hallervorden-Spatz disease a condition characterized by iron deposits in the basal ganglia of the brain that produce rigidity weakness and abnormal movements Lesch-Nyhan syndrome which results in raised levels of uric acid in the blood abnormal movements spastic weakness intellectual disability and a tendency to self-mutilate and familial hypoparathyroidism a disorder in which the basal ganglia calcify resulting in choreic movements