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Origin of weak-kneed
OTHER WORDS FROM weak-kneedweak-kneed·ly, adverbweak-kneed·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for weak-kneed
These statements are neither radical nor weak-kneed, as Republican questions would lead you to believe.Hagel’s Confirmation Hearings Contentious and Partisan|John Avlon|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As these weak-kneed leaders came under pressure for their practices and products, they turned psychologically inward.
The men who have lost faith in their own machinery should be told that no company can survive the effects of weak-kneed advocates.Industrial Progress and Human Economics|James Hartness
If some weak-kneed marshals and sheriffs would do their duty, there would be less bootleggers.Treading the Narrow Way|R. E. Barrett
The thought of it made her weak-kneed and sick, yet she tried to do the usual things in the usual way.Nobody's Child|Elizabeth Dejeans
But his name does not carry confidence to those who do not know the man, for his family were weak-kneed gentry.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
Only a few vague, uncertain figures were now moving about, with a strangely unsteady gait, weak-kneed and simian.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England