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so lacking in strength as to be barely audible

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having little substance or significance; not solidly based

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pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

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lacking strength or vigor

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lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

lacking strength

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The elders stood up around, and the Father feebly raised himself to a more erect position, but continued sitting in his great chair.
But he threw himself into a chair again directly, saying, more feebly, "You seem to forget that, in suspecting me, you are casting imputations upon her.
The story goes that Sir Leicester paid some who could have spoken out to hold their peace; but it is a lame story, feebly whispering and creeping about, and any brighter spark of life it shows soon dies away.
Anything you like," she replied feebly, "but kill me quickly
He was unconscious and he pecked feebly at the sheets; he was restless and he cried out.
articulated D'Artagnan, feebly, subdued, crushed by implacable impossibility.
Her beautiful eyes glanced askance at her husband's face, and her own assumed the timid, deprecating expression of a dog when it rapidly but feebly wags its drooping tail.
Paddling, wheezing, resting, oblivious of the shadow-world of the white men, knowing only the reality of Tulagi Mountain cutting its crest-line blackly across the dim radiance of the star-sprinkled sky, the reality of the sea and of the canoe he so feebly urged across it, and the reality of his fading strength and of the death into which he would surely end, the ancient black man slowly made his shoreward way.
He feebly availed himself of the commonplace trick of evasion which he had read of in novels, and seen in action on the stage.
There was an interval of unconsciousness, and when I revived I felt a strangling clutch upon my throat--felt my arms feebly beating against something that bore me backward--felt my tongue thrusting itself from between my teeth
His fingers wandered feebly over the harpstrings, awakening no melody, suggesting no words.
The impact of the blow drove her backward, but she struck the wall of her on-coming fellows and bounced forward again, dazed and helpless, the brandished hatchet falling feebly on Hartman's shoulder.
He feebly slipped the large fur mitten lined with thickness of wool from his right hand.
Yes, yes, sh--sh--sh--" was all Kitty answered, rocking a little, and tenderly squeezing the plump little arm, with rolls of fat at the wrist, which Mitya still waved feebly as he opened and shut his eyes.
She watched Nutty with a cold and uninterested eye as he opened his mouth feebly, shut it again and reopened it; and then when it became apparent that these manoeuvres were about to result in speech, she left him and walked quickly down the drive again.