Also weighing against an attack is the fact that there is a lack of support for such a move from three influential groups.
My breasts have recently been weighing me down more than usual.
This subject is weighing more and more heavily on her shoulders.'
While weighing your options, focus your infamous constructive criticism on those asking for it.
All the bed wetters and second guessers are now weighing in from the back bench.
Like the grilse, it returns to the river the summer of its spring migration, weighing about a pound and a half upon an average.
But the time for weighing and considering the business in hand had passed.
The place where the weighing will take place is situated midway between heaven and hell.
Le Verrier, however, succeeded in devising a method of weighing it.
She had the feeling of sitting before two judges who were weighing not only her words, but her tone of voice and appearance.
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.