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  • Who’s this weak-kneed coward you brought to my place, Brenda?"
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • In the corridor a few weak-kneed, pasty-faced students were making their way to and from the bathrooms, and a group of silent Helpers worked double-duty to keep the floors mopped.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I made an odd chirping sound in the back of my throat and moved in a sort of weak-kneed graceless lurch toward the window.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I was weak-kneed at the thought, and sat down on the stool lather abruptly.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • "Who is it?" said Madam Hooch, who had sunk, weak-kneed, into a chair.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Beauty Smith was known far and wide as the weakest of weak-kneed and snivelling cowards.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Dizzy and kinda weak-kneed?
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I felt unaccountably weak-kneed and relieved.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • He hurried forwards to help Aunt Petunia negotiate a weak-kneed Dudley over the threshold while avoiding stepping in the pool of sick.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • A weak-kneed half-wits arrow has no point!
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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  • Courtyard and hall strewn with our friends, too weak-kneed to get up, chapfallen to their collarbones, the way old Iros rolls his head there by the gate as though he were pig-drunk!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The fourth afternoon Red came out of the cabin, pale, weak-kneed and weaving.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • The Prime Minister sank, weak-kneed, into the nearest chair.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Granpa was a little weak-kneed, and held Granma close, helping him to walk, I reckined.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • The whole company was so weak-kneed that the lines were merely spoken, and nothing more.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • She swallowed and headed, weak-kneed, for the trees just beyond the quarry.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • But he had never got on well with old Parry, that querulous, weak-kneed old man, Clarissa’s father, Justin Parry.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • By the time Joe left the bank, five minutes past closing time, the last customer to depart, he was weak-kneed with apprehension.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Winks was the master of the upper third, a weak-kneed man with drooping eye-lids, He was too tall for his strength, and his movements were slow and languid.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • At Staatsburg I heard many stories about doojee, which was one of the ninety-nine names of heroin, but I didn’t tell them my own weak-kneed story, about how I was scared of needles and drugs.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Nick criticized DMSC on his blog, and an Indian responded: It never ceases to amaze me how supposedly feminist, progressive thinkers like you often get weak-kneed at the prospect of women actually owning decisions about sex and work….
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • This commodious ottoman has since been removed, to the extreme regret of all weak-kneed lovers of the fine arts, but the gentleman in question had taken serene possession of its softest spot, and, with his head thrown back and his legs outstretched, was staring at Murillo’s beautiful moon-borne Madonna in profound enjoyment of his posture.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • One glance at her, and both Hurstwood and Drouet saw plainly that she also was weak-kneed.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • the role of the dissenter is not for the weak-kneed
  • Do it, you weak-kneed no-balls nigger!
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
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