• A silversmith weighing clipped coins. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    A silversmith weighing clipped coins. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n weighing careful consideration "a little deliberation would have deterred them"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The biggest pumpkin the world weighs 1,337.6 pounds
    • Weighing a. & n. from Weigh v.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The world's largest burrito weighed 4,217 lbs.
    • n weighing The act of ascertaining weight.
    • n weighing As much as is weighed at once: as, a weighing of beef.
    • n weighing Same as weighting.
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  • Plutarch
    “Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Votes should be weighed not counted.”
  • Jean Racine
    Jean Racine
    “Now my innocence begins to weigh me down.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.”
  • Fatty Arbuckle
    Fatty Arbuckle
    “I don't weigh a pound over one hundred and eighty and, what's more, I never did.”
  • Aesop
    “The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.”


In literature:

I was only seventeen years of age and weighed 217 pounds.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
Social institutions had been weighed by their real value for humanity.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
I likewise weighed an Irish Patrick and David halfpenny, which outweighed Mr. M'Culla's twelve and a half per cent.
"The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII" by Jonathan Swift
Only weighed 119 pounds when I began taking your medicine, now weigh 160.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
If it had weighed five tons instead of twenty, landing might have been possible.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Meanwhile, every casual word of Riviere's was weighed and re-weighed, tested and assayed by her for the gold that might be hidden within.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
These rocks varied in size from cobblestones to blocks weighing 3 or 4 tons.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
The deck gun fires a shell that weighs about thirteen pounds.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The load I had weighed, weighing 4,400 lbs., was considered by the wagoner and by myself as a fair sample of good manure.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
In executing this movement, it is a common error with beginners to raise the piece as though it weighed much more than it does.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Bricks weigh about 7 lb each; they are bought and sold by the thousand, which quantity weighs about 62 cwt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The bushel weighs 60 pounds.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
The largest of the hail-stones weighed half a pound each.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
Six weeks is allowed for thus curing a hog weighing 240 lbs.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
Two oxen, six years old, weighed nett, 1820 lbs.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
It was abnormally large, weighing eighteen ounces, of a very dark, lake-red color.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
We're all readying to weigh anchor and hoist sail at first light, but it's apt to be too late now.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
That's what they'll expect, and any moment now they'll weigh and beat to windward also.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Weighing of copper and lime at time of mixing is very inconvenient.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
She weighed six hundred and eighty-three pounds; he weighed just eighty-three.
"The Cassowary" by Stanley Waterloo

In poetry:

If they are little, ah God! but the cost,
Who but thou knowest the all that is lost!
If they are few, is the workmanship true?
Try them and weigh me, whate'er be my due!
"Equipment" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
"Why then," quoth the knight, "hap better or worse,
I weigh not true love by the weight of the purse,
And beauty is beauty in every degree;
Then welcome unto me, my pretty Bessee:
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
But You, our country's glory! merit more,
And more shou'd have — if more was in my pow'r;
Yet weigh'd according to it's kind intent,
This gift yields not to those by princes sent.
"The Welshman's Candle : An Epistle From The Author To A Certain Noble Lord, To Whom, It Is Imagined" by Rees Prichard
So, then, you cannot wed me now
That roses and the June are here,
That warmth and fragrance weigh each bough?
And yet your reason is not clear.
Ah, well! We'll swear anew each vow,
And wait another year.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
Youth ended, I shall try
My gain or loss thereby;
Leave the fire ashes, what survives is gold:
And I shall weigh the same,
Give life its praise or blame:
Young, all lay in dispute; I shall know, being old.
"Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning
With a bright gold ring was his arm array'd,
Full fifteen pounds that gold ring weigh'd,
That has he given the herd, for a meed,
Because he will show him the knights with speed.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow

In news:

Township's top cop weighs in.
Lawmakers weigh banning belly- baring , bottom-peeking pants.
He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Keith Olbermann weighs in on fake Honus Wagner baseball card .
Lansing area leaders weigh in on Eastwood Towne Center.
Australia's Billabong says director weighs LBO, shares jump.
LAHAINA — The spring/summer blue marlin finally showed up during May, with 15 weighed and another five tagged or released.
The Blob was the size of a basketball and weighs nearly 2 pounds.
She's 10 year old bloodhound and weighs 80 pounds.
Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health is eligible to donate blood.
It measured 21 inches and weighed 5 lb.
Colin Cowherd weighs in on John Wall fight.
Bringing up a close second was Mike Womack of Dawson with a crappie weighing 1.31 pounds.
LAHAINA — The Start Me Up Again added another 600-pound marlin to their stats, this one weighing 621.4 pounds by the tag-team efforts of Luke and Jennifer Lange, DJ Jones, Andy Sytsma and Candace Costello.
This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on pomegranates.

In science:

Unfortunately, against these successes one must weigh some serious – perhaps catastrophic – failures. I will list three here; some other potential problems will be considered later.
String Theory: Lessons for Low Energy Physics
Due to the matrix structure of the theory, every connected piece of the surface will be weighed with the weight N 2−2G , where G is its genus. this factor is explained in the standard way, for matrix models.
A String Project in Multicolour QCD
The space frame is estimated to weigh less than 0.5 kg and have a deflection of < 20µm when fully loaded.
Mechanical Design of the CDF SVX~II Silicon Vertex Detector
In the path integral approach, e.g., it is assumed that gravitational quantum states and correlation functions can be defined by means of a sum over Euclidean histories, each of them weighed by the exponential of minus the Euclidean action .
Geometric interpretation of Thiemann's generalized Wick transform
The important difference is that the histories are weighed by complex amplitudes rather than probabilities.
Towards a background independent approach to M theory
Solid lines show the mean at z > 2, where galaxies are weighed by their number density and their mass-to-light ratios are derived from the starburst model.
High-Redshift Galaxies: Their Predicted Size and Surface Brightness Distributions and Their Gravitational Lensing Probability
The dashed lines in Figure 8 show (for z < 2) the mean surface brightness of lensing galaxies (i.e., where galaxies are weighed by the product of their number density and their lensing cross-section), assuming that their stars formed at z = 5.
High-Redshift Galaxies: Their Predicted Size and Surface Brightness Distributions and Their Gravitational Lensing Probability
Solid lines show (for z > 2) the mean calculated for all galaxies weighed by their number density, with the mass-to-light ratios derived from the starburst model.
High-Redshift Galaxies: Their Predicted Size and Surface Brightness Distributions and Their Gravitational Lensing Probability
The scaling through Ngal ∼ M 0.8 is such that one weighs the high mass end of dark matter halos relatively higher than the low mass end.
Applications of Halo Approach to Non-Linear Large Scale Structure Clustering
The pressure power spectrum is such that through temperature weighing, with Te ∝ M 2/3 dependence, the contribution from low mass halos to pressure is suppressed relative to that from the high mass end.
Applications of Halo Approach to Non-Linear Large Scale Structure Clustering
We weigh each test by the number of degrees of freedom of the corresponding t2 test, νi = 2m(i) max .
Do Cosmological Perturbations Have Zero Mean?
These appear to weigh more than can be accounted for with the observed baryons even with the modified dynamics [25, 26].
A Novel Test of the Modified Newtonian Dynamics with Gas Rich Galaxies
Both the weighed mean of the sample and the Bayesian expected value of the measurand are −2.58 ± 0.58.
Bayesian inference of a negative quantity from positive measurement results
The rest two weighings are a routine work, so omitted.
Some Results on the Counterfeit Coins Problem
Moreover, the pore volume measured by weighing or by adsorption measurement once the pores are full of liquid is proportional to the etching time.
Influence of Elastic Strains on the Adsorption Process in Porous Materials. An Experimental Approach