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- Frail, sickly or of a delicate constitution; weak.
- 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 18:
- I lay in weakly case and confined to my bed for four months before I was able to rise and health returned to me.
- 1889, WB Yeats, The Ballad of Moll Magee:
- I'd always been but weakly, / And my baby was just born; / A neighbour minded her by day, / I minded her till morn.