adverb see feeble

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Feebly — Fee bly, adv. In a feeble manner. [1913 Webster] The restored church . . . contended feebly, and with half a heart. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feebly — late 13c., from FEEBLE (Cf. feeble) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • feebly — adverb 1. in a faint and feeble manner the lighthouse, flashing feebly against the sleet blurred, rocky backdrop of the coast of north west Norway • Derived from adjective: ↑feeble 2. in a halting and feeble manner reform, in fact, is, rather… …   Useful english dictionary

  • feebly — adv. Feebly is used with these verbs: ↑try …   Collocations dictionary

  • feebly — feeble ► ADJECTIVE (feebler, feeblest) 1) lacking physical or mental strength. 2) failing to convince or impress: a feeble excuse. DERIVATIVES feebleness noun feebly adverb. ORIGIN Old French fieble, from Latin flebil …   English terms dictionary

  • Feebly compact space — In mathematics, in the realm of topology, a topological space is said to be feebly compact if every locally finite cover by nonempty open sets is finite.Some facts:* Every compact space is feebly compact. * Every feebly compact paracompact space… …   Wikipedia

  • feebly — See feebleness. * * * …   Universalium

  • feebly — adverb In a feeble manner …   Wiktionary

  • feebly — adv. 1178 B.; [feblelike]. HD. 418 …   Oldest English Words

  • feebly — adv. weakly, faintly; without strength or intensity, faintly; in a frail manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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