feebly feebly  /ˈfib li/


  1. (adv) in a faint and feeble manner
  2. (adv) in a halting and feeble manner


  1. He feebly turned himself over to the Serbian police as soon as they approached him near Belgrade.
  2. Though Bushman managed to pull himself feebly up to his perch after hours of lying inert, they thought he was dying.
  3. At the book's end it is still trying feebly to get out.


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    And now for the most important question of our time: what is a "bro," exactly? It was the second-most popular plea for clarity my parents made while visiting me at college (the first most popular was, "Why in God's name are you basically pursuing a degree in analyzing vampire erotica?"). "Callie," they would ask, "what do you mean when you say 'bro'?" And I would feebly reply, "It's… a guy in a ...
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  1. "For all practical purposes, Americans have lost the freedom to form unions," Sweeney says. "Our labor laws are weak and so feebly enforced that:workers join the union in spite the law."
    on Oct 26, 2005 By: John Sweeney Source: AFL-CIO

  2. Hinting at the answer to this conundrum, Henry David Thoreau wrote in Civil Disobedience: "Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the...
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Henry David Thoreau Source: The Indypendent

  3. Hitchens writes that, when she was named, "I rather feebly took the line that one should give her the benefit of the doubt and not be condescending, but it does now begin to look as if most of what she claimed for herself, from the 'bridge to...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Christopher Hitchens Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs (blog)

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