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weaker vessel

A woman. The phrase comes from the New Testament. I don't care if you think I'm just a weaker vessel—I've trained to fight on the front lines.
See also: vessel
References in classic literature ?
I'll give up smoking to please you, if you will give up something to please me," said Prince, seeing a good chance to lord it over the weaker vessel at small cost to himself.
Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it.
In the 'slappy' affair between Ekiti volcanic senator, Abiodun Olujimi and the National Assembly union leader, the female lawmaker as the weaker vessel, should ordinarily have the judging public on her side.
Among the most damning accusations was cannibalism--often involving assumptions about the weaker vessel (i.
n In Henry IV, Part 2, the prostitute Doll Tearsheet being left out entirely with the slightly more reputable Mistress Quickly being kept in; n In Romeo and Juliet, the line: "Tis true, and therefore women being the weaker vessel are ever thrust to the wall" being excised.
Daniel Snowman meets the biographer of Tudors and Stuarts and author of The Weaker Vessel and The Gunpowder Plot.
The first, The Weaker Vessel (1984), is a tour de force describing the changing role of women in seventeenth-century England in which the mothers, sisters, wives, mistresses, cousins and courtiers who peep in from the wings in Cromwell, James and Charles II positively teem onto the stage.
Thus, through her analysis of Hardy's first novel, Desperate Remedies, and his last two, The Well-Beloved and Jude the Obscure, Brady convincingly demonstrates that the narrator "even as he constructs his women in opposition to the standard norm of woman as the weaker vessel, reverts all the more strongly to that same cultural imperative .