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weak ending

noun, Prosody.
a verse ending in which the metrical stress falls on a word or syllable that would not be stressed in natural utterance, as a preposition, the object of which is carried over to the next line.
Origin of weak ending
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One might sum up the Stepmother as a weak ending to a strong beginning.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • It was the best effort they could make to retrieve the day, a weak ending to so magnificent a scheme.

    Harvard Stories Waldron Kintzing Post

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