LaFever had almost made it to the lake, but slowly had to jettison all of his gear as he got weaker.
They attach seemingly innocuous language to legislation to make laws either toothless or open the door to weaker gun policies.
Brother Patrick became weaker and weaker and others stop coming around as they pondered over their own status.
c.1300, from Old Norse veikr "weak," cognate with Old English wac "weak, pliant, soft," from Proto-Germanic *waikwaz "yield," *wikanan "bend" (cf. Old Saxon wek, Swedish vek, Middle Dutch weec, Dutch week "weak, soft, tender," Old High German weih "yielding, soft," German weich "soft," from PIE root *weik- "to bend, wind" (see vicarious). Sense of "lacking authority" is first recorded early 15c.; that of "lacking moral strength" late 14c. Weak-kneed "wanting in resolve" is from 1870.