Origin of weakness
Examples from the Web for weaknesses
"Both have their own strengths and weaknesses," Harding wrote.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star|Robert Silverman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They say your strengths can become your weaknesses, but in my case, perhaps my weaknesses have become my strengths.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What were his weaknesses as a military commander: was it hubris?
“All TV and film adaptations have their strengths and weaknesses,” Waters says.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gaga is especially convincing at slower tempos, and this is where weaknesses in phrasing are typically most exposed.
It was one of the fatal elements of his character to be extremely sensitive to his own weaknesses.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
His Eminence had no scruples, no weaknesses, no misgivings; he knew his power, and he exercised it without shrinking.The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Julia Pardoe
You must carefully watch and attend to their passions, their tastes, their little humors and weaknesses, and 'aller au devant'.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son|The Earl of Chesterfield
Their weaknesses, their self-indulgence, their lack of providence for themselves, are largely attributable to these causes.The Death-Blow to Spiritualism|Reuben Briggs Davenport
My soul, you think, should be free from jealousy and the other weaknesses of my sex.Cleopatra, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for weaknesses
Word Origin and History for weaknesses
c.1300, "quality of being weak," from weak + -ness. Meaning "a disadvantage, vulnerability" is from 1590s. That of "self-indulgent fondness" is from 1712; meaning "thing for which one has an indulgent fondness" is from 1822.
Idioms and Phrases with weaknesses
see have a weakness for.