European society might let her in, but European society had its limpness.
Dread overcame him as he felt the limpness of the older man's body.
But his limpness seemed to impart itself to me, and I—I gave way.
They had laid him on the bed, but, even in that attitude, the limpness was not that of a living man.
This was the curious sag and limpness, and color and style of my clothes.
To a limpness almost unbelievable the eager little figure wilted down within its blanket-wrapper swathings.
From her limpness, and her cold, moist hands, Garth apprehended that she was physically sick.
Even with its limpness and decadence, it still represents the greatest single intellectual force in the country.
Her escort was feeling the limpness of his collar and endeavouring to detach his shirt from his chest.
He wondered what other shapes he'd find if he put back into proper place the other hunks of limpness that lay beside the fire.
1560s, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle English lympen "to fall short" (c.1400), which is probably from Old English lemphealt "halting, lame, limping," which has a lone cognate in the rare Middle High German limphin, and perhaps is from a PIE root meaning "slack, loose, to hang down" (cf. Sanskrit lambate "hangs down," Middle High German lampen "to hang down"). Related: Limped; limping. As a noun, 1818, from the verb.
1706, "flaccid, drooping," of obscure origin, perhaps related to limp (v.).
An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait; a claudication. v. limped, limp·ing, limps
To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.