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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CARRY WEIGHT

Thinks his silly title will carry weight in society as it does in the city.

"Particularly as you are going to carry weight," said Linton, laughing.

It might vex her for an instant, but it did not carry weight in her estimation of him.

I'm too short in the neck to carry weight and stand excitement.

It may be that not enough evidence has been given to carry weight.

They are cold, hard, sometimes disconcerting but they carry weight.

But still he seem'd to carry weight,With leathern girdle braced: For all might see the bottle necksStill dangling at his waist.

But if the decisions of those judges were to carry weight, they must be men of unblemished integrity.

He is a heavy man, and his white horse, adapted to carry weight, was quite unlike any other horse in the neighbourhood.

Name a subject on which you can speak with authority, and explain why your testimony on that subject should carry weight.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gewiht, from Proto-Germanic *(ga)wekhtiz, *(ga)wekhtjan (cf. Old Norse vætt, Old Frisian wicht, Middle Dutch gewicht, German Gewicht), from *weg- (see weigh). The verb meaning "to load with weight" is attested from 1747; sense in statistics is recorded from 1901. To lose weight "get thinner" is recorded from 1961. Weight Watcher as a trademark name dates from 1960. To pull one's weight (1921) is from rowing.

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