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synonyms for weak-kneed
- having the willies
- lacking courage
- no guts
- running scared
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How to use weak-kneed in a sentence
These statements are neither radical nor weak-kneed, as Republican questions would lead you to believe.Hagel’s Confirmation Hearings Contentious and Partisan | John Avlon | February 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As these weak-kneed leaders came under pressure for their practices and products, they turned psychologically inward.
Mrs. Tyler issued a statement branding Clarke as a “weak-kneed quitter,” and repudiating him entirely.The Modern Ku Klux Klan | Henry Peck Fry
Relieved and rather weak-kneed at the imminent danger, Burt looked around for his chum.The Blind Lion of the Congo | Elliott Whitney
It is horrible always to have none but such weak-kneed old men at table with us.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2 | Ernst Eckstein
And weak-kneed Republicans, after having fought such a glorious battle, surrendered; they could not stand the taunt.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2) | Ida Husted Harper
He soon turned the tide, strengthened the weak-kneed Republicans and abolitionists, and secured a large Democratic vote.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 | Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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