vulnerability

[ vuhl-ner-uh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF vulnerability
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We have seen our vulnerability—and we have seen its deepest source.

What then was its vulnerability, which this hiding seemed to indicate?

(d) The length and vulnerability of possible lines of communication.

He was bewildered but elated in perceiving the vulnerability of those he was invited to revere.

This could be harmful by increasing the vulnerability of these areas to Soviet pressure.

The vulnerability of human life on the moon struck Crag forcibly.

The vulnerability of machine-guns is quite as important as is their accuracy.

At a minimum, that is when painted a “service” Vulnerability.

Nevertheless, in spite of his vulnerability, he is of all citizens the most lawless.

This class is becoming painfully conscious of its vulnerability.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Late Latin vulnerabilis "wounding," from Latin vulnerare "to wound," from vulnus (genitive vulneris) "wound," perhaps related to vellere "pluck, to tear."

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