We shall gather up their well-weighed words, and present them, not as fancy sketches, but as facts.
Surely this was not she who ordered and managed her house, who sent wise letters to her, with earnest, well-weighed words!
State your position in cool, well-weighed words, and carry conviction with them by your manner.
For the rest I recommend the reader to two recent writers for well-weighed judgment on this point.
It is from well-weighed preference that I select your sister as the partner of my fortunes.
The preacher will find it full of materials for sermons, fresh and vigorous, and yet calm and well-weighed.
Freedom is of the utmost direct importance to formation of character, provided it issues in well-weighed and successful action.
It is infinitely easier and gayer work than a well-weighed and serious criticism, and will always be more popular.
King was behind them, and every well-weighed word went up the staircase like an arrow.
well-weighed testimony and well-authenticated facts; with a responsible name, the Committee earnestly desire and call for.
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.