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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Weak
 
  Weak as a cat.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Weak as a lamb that can’t stand the weight of its own wool.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Weak as unfledged nestling in the falcon’s grip.
            —Thomas Ashe
  3
  Weak as fear of shame.
            —Hartley Coleridge
  4
  Weak as palsy.
            —Lord De Tabley
  5
  Weak as a reed.
            —Charles Dickens
  6
  Weak as flesh.
            —Charles Dickens
  7
  Weak as an eddy in the sandy wind.
            —Edmund Gosse
  8
  Weak as a bled calf.
            —Thomas Hardy
  9
  Weak as spider’s skein.
            —John Keats
  10
  Weak as young corn withered, whereof no man may gather and make bread.
            —Andrew Lang
  11
  Weak as a poor straw upon a torrent’s breast.
            —Matthew Gregory Lewis
  12
  Weake as sheepe.
            —John Lyly
  13
  Weaker than a woman’s tear.
            —William Shakespeare
  14
  Weaker than the wine.
            —William Shakespeare
  15
Small at first, and weak and frail
Like the vapor of a vale.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  16
  Weak as a flower that sways with every wind.
            —Alexander Smith
  17
  Weak as foam on the sands.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  18
  Weak as hearts made sick with hope deferred.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  19
  Weak as snow.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  20
  Repentance … weak as night devoured by day.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  21
  Weaker than the worm.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  22
Weak as the Roman Chief, who strove to hide
His father’s cot (and once his father’s pride)
By casing a low shed of rural mould
With marble walls, and roof adorned with gold.
            —Paulus Syllogus
  23
  Emanations weak as rain.
            —Paulus Syllogus
  24
  Weak as the puny rillets of the hill.
            —Paulus Syllogus
  25
  Weak as water.
            —Old Testament
  26
  Weak as gruel.
            —Louis Untermeyer
  27
  Weak as a lamb the hour that it is yeaned.
            —William Wordsworth
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