Behind his counter he was a superior being, calmly conscious of special knowledge and worth; outside he was a weak-kneed
, purblind, motorman-cursed rambler, with ill-fitting clothes stained with chemicals and smelling of socotrine aloes and valerianate of ammonia.
Every vehicle that passes he expects is going to run into him; and he never finds himself ascending or descending a hill without immediately beginning to speculate upon his chances, supposing--as seems extremely probable--that the weak-kneed
controller of his destiny should let go.
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.
The Trojans are a weak-kneed
people, or ere this you would have had a shirt of stones for the wrongs you have done them.
Beauty Smith was known far and wide as the weakest of weak-kneed
and snivelling cowards.
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.
As liberals largely react by arguing that the real domestic threat is the far right, the weak-kneed
centrist position appears to be anxiety about protests in general: Many city leaders and college administrators now see any event where left and right might clash as a threat to public order.
Well, the ducks turned out to be weak-kneed
chickens, who have just had the necks well and truly wrung by the EU negotiators.
Lovi Poe, stunning in a couture gown, couldn't help but become weak-kneed
when she met Hollywood actor Eddie Redmayne.
Meanwhile, Billy Crudup is a weak-kneed
worry-ball of insecurity as the out-ofhis-depth team commander.
a prosecutor cannot be a weak-kneed
person going up against a major corporation in a fraud case.
politicians the boot or all those bonnie lads and lasses lost their lives for nothing.