There were electric lamps in the ceiling, but the light was feeble and the power intermittent.
When fighting flares over Gaza, world leaders and pundits scamper to the same old and feeble solution: a ceasefire.
The best line of his speech: “Words seem so futile, so feeble.”
That was the era of airy elegance and feeble clown shows, of yuck-yuck punchlines and toothy performers saying "Gee whiz!"
Lloyd Grove reports on his first—sad and feeble—public remarks since ending his campaign.
André, the youngest of the brothers of Vassili, a man of feeble character, now alone remained of the royal princes at court.
It is but a feeble destiny that is wrecked by passion, when it should be ennobled.
His grandmother, knowing that she was too aged and feeble to take care of him, gave him to the Home.
He called again, and this time thought he heard a feeble response.
As they neared the well they began shouting, and a feeble cry from the depths answered them.
late 12c., from Old French feble (12c., Modern French faible) "weak, feeble," from Latin flebilis "lamentable," literally "that is to be wept over," from flere "weep, cry, shed tears, lament," from PIE *bhle- "to howl" (cf. bleat). The first -l- was dropped in Old French by dissimilation. The noun meaning "feeble person" is recorded from mid-14c.