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vulnerability

vuhl nuh ruh bi li tee

  • n  the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    his vulnerability to litigation
  • n  susceptibility to injury or attack

  • This combination of vulnerability and power was perhaps her greatest asset.
  • This must be an old and tiresome vulnerability in Barack Obama's life (as it is in mine), and all the more so because he has chosen a public life.
  • But like Claire (Hayden Panettiere), an angsty cheerleader whose body can miraculously heal itself, Heroes combines vulnerability and invulnerability.
News & Articles

  • 11 Things Not to Do With Email
    As political battle lines are drawn over the case of Edward Snowden and the NSA's sophisticated program of electronic surveillance, it's easy to forget our simplest and most common vulnerability to spying eyes: email.        
    June 30, 2013 - ABC News
  • Djokovic, Murray On Wimbledon Final Path As Week Two Begins
    It’s already been quite an eventful fortnight at Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal showed his vulnerability on Monday. Then Wednesday 7-time champion Roger Federer showed his age.
    June 30, 2013 - Tennis X
  • Spy ring incident highlights vulnerability of Irish passports
    Fine Gael’s foreign affairs spokesperson has said that the alleged use of two fake Irish passports by the Russian spy ring broken up in the US is another example of the vulnerability of Irish passports.
    June 29, 2013 - Irish Central
Quotes

  • Rowan Williams in Forbes
    In prayers written for the memorial service, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said Diana's "vulnerability and her willingness to reach out to the excluded and forgotten touched us all; her generosity gave hope and joy to many."
  • Tim Howard in The Associated Press
    For whatever reason we seem to grow in strength and confidence as the game goes on,Howard said. "The danger in that is the vulnerability at the beginning. But at the same time the longer we can go and keep at a zero — 20 minutes, 30...
  • Michael Chertoff in AFP
    All these things have given me kind of a gut feeling that we are in a period of increased vulnerability,said Chertoff, who spoke to the paper's editorial writers on Tuesday in Chicago.

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