In time the hollow indifference of the woods began to weigh upon her spirits, which had been high and hopeful on her setting out.
"What he may have done does not weigh upon my conscience," was her answer.
The silence and increasing darkness seemed to weigh upon them like a tangible oppression.
The truth is, it didn't seem to weigh upon her, as it seems to on you, that I wasn't able to marry her.
Dick rode by the side of his colonel ready for any command, but the mystery, and uncertainty had begun to weigh upon him again.
When she awoke in the morning, a mountain of misery seemed to weigh upon her.
The sky is gray, lowering, as if to weigh upon one's very shoulders.
But the magnitude of the undertaking did not seem to weigh upon his spirits.
The increasing stillness of the house seems to weigh upon him, rendering even gloomier his melancholy thoughts.
But the situation, though romantic and novel, began to weigh upon her.
Old English wegan "find the weight of, have weight, lift, carry," from Proto-Germanic *weganan (cf. Old Saxon wegan, Old Frisian wega, Dutch wegen "to weigh," Old Norse vega, Old High German wegan "to move, carry, weigh," German wiegen "to weigh"), from PIE *wegh- "to move" (cf. Sanskrit vahati "carries, conveys," vahitram "vessel, ship;" Avestan vazaiti "he leads, draws;" Greek okhos "carriage;" Latin vehere "to carry, convey;" Old Church Slavonic vesti "to carry, convey;" Lithuanian vezu "to carry, convey;" Old Irish fecht "campaign, journey").
The original sense was of motion, which led to that of lifting, then to that of "measure the weight of." The older sense of "lift, carry" survives in the nautical phrase weigh anchor. Figurative sense of "to consider, ponder" (in reference to words, etc.) is recorded from mid-14c.