weigh on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v weigh on be oppressive or disheartening to
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Quotations

  • Byron J. Langenfield
    Byron J. Langenfield
    “Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.”
  • Jools Holland
    Jools Holland
    “Naggers always know what they are doing. They weigh up the risks, then they go on and on and on until they get what they want or until they get punched.”
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    “The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.”
  • Graham Greene
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    “Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.”

Usage

In literature:

But the column tramped on, weighed down by the packs, by the deadening exhaustion.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
With equal size and density, bodies on the moon weigh only one-sixth as much as on the earth.
"Curiosities of the Sky" by Garrett Serviss
Let no self-reproach weigh on you because of me.
"The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot
On his right stood a weighing machine and an automatic figure.
"In Midsummer Days and Other Tales" by August Strindberg
Things here will weigh only about a third as much as they do on earth.
"Through Space to Mars" by Roy Rockwood
Some silent grief is weighing on thy heart; Trust it to me.
"Wilhelm Tell" by Friedrich Schiller
The disappointment of being out of the first still weighed on him.
"The Gold Bat" by P. G. Wodehouse
On this occasion Scripture Stephen was weighed in the balance, and found wanting.
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
On this occasion Scripture Stephen was weighed in the balance, and found wanting.
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
The Doutelle weighed anchor as soon as the last of the party arrived on deck, and under easy sail proceeded to Belleisle.
"Bonnie Prince Charlie" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

'And when misgivings weighed on me
In my lover's absence, hurriedly,
And much distrest,
I took you…. Ah, that such could be!…
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
Let laurelled marbles weigh on other tombs,
Let anthems peal for other dead,
Rustling the bannered depth of minster-glooms
With their exulting spread.
"To The Memory Of Hood" by James Russell Lowell
These reasons weigh'd on William's part;
He kept the steel upon his heart;
Yet smil'd and play'd, drank tea, and talk'd,
Just as before; and jok'd and walk'd.
"The Triple Courtship" by William Hutton
When the Almighty punishment delays,
And pours no vengeance on Religion's foes,
The more, each day, the treasur'd vengeance weighs:
The more thy sins, the heavier his blows.
"Mr. Prichard's Complaint Of The Town Of Llandovery (The Author's Parish) And His Advice And Warning " by Rees Prichard
Wouldst Thou our evils
Weigh, kind Father,
On Thine own justice's scale, Who'd know such fortune,
Who in virtues be so firm,
That coming for true judgment,
Would not be condemned?
"Song IV" by Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski
Now sweet, sweet it is through the land to be straying
’Mid the birds and the blossoms and the beasts of the field;
Love mingles with love, and no evil is weighing
On thy heart or mine, where all sorrow is healed.
"The Message Of The March Wind" by William Morris

In news:

Web 2.0 panel weighs in on risks.
In an interview with Katie Couric, Gloria Steinem weighed on what she sees as sexism in show's like the "The bachelor.".
Weigh-in must be done at King's Market Meat Department by 5 pm daily and by 3 pm on the final day.
After voters weighed in on election day, Colorado and Washington became the first states to allow possession of up to 1 oz.
Fitch Ratings has weighed in on the offer made by Kirk Kerkorian for a 20 percent stake in Tesoro.
'Fiscal cliff' weighing on some firms' hiring plans.
LONDON The continued inability of Europe to agree on Greece's next batch of bailout cash weighed on markets Wednesday, a day when much of Wall Street will be packing up early for the Thanksgiving holiday.
In his last interview before his death on Oct 17 at age 76, the Japanese director talked to THR about being named Filmmaker of the Year at the Busan film festival and weighed in on five of his most important works.
Blayne Barber had easily advanced out of the first stage of the PGA Tour's Q-School, but something was weighing on him.
ELLE weighs in on the most popular celebrity slim-down programs on the market.
We had many callers weigh in on the topic and then continue it on our FaceBook page.
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc turned to a $62.2 million loss in the second quarter, as a hefty charge from the generic drugmaker's acquisition of Actavis Group weighed on results.
Europe weighing on global economy.
Local security experts are weighing in on Thursday deadly shooting on the Virginia Tech campus.
Obama Weighs In on Mourdock, Says ' Rape Is Rape ' on Leno.
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In science:

By attaching the clasp of weigh (n − 1, 0) on the top of all webs in the equation presented in equation 6, we find the double clasp expansion of the clasp of weight (n, 0).
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
By attaching the clasp of weigh (0, n − 1) on the top of all webs shown in equation 7 we find the double clasps expansion of the clasp of weight (0, n).
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
Since in this case matrix multiplication is simply addition mod 2π , U(1) is isomorphic to the group of translations on S1 . A probability density function that equally weighs any part of the unit circle is the constant density ρ(θ) = 1/(2π).
How to generate random matrices from the classical compact groups
The idea of this figure is to present the diversity of data that weighs in on the sub ject of short length DNA elasticity.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
When we compare from left to right, we see that the inclusion of HST62±6 hardly affects the goodness of fit to SN, BAO or SDSS, but it does weigh in on the goodness of fit to the CMB in the Curved Void case.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
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