moment of weakness

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moment of weakness

A moment when one fails to have the discipline to act according to one's principles or better judgment and instead does something regrettable. I admit that, in a moment of weakness, I accepted a bribe to allow development to proceed without proper safety measures in place. I'm so sorry I cheated on you. It was a moment of weakness, and I'm ashamed of what I did.
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But even then, at moments of weakness as he had accounted them, his mind had penetrated to those distances and he had there seen the same pettiness, worldliness, and senselessness.
Everybody knows how they go to work, and the strongest man has his moments of weakness before pain.
Stalzer though showed some moments of weakness in the second set that enabled the Power Hitters to snatch it and level the count.
While recognizing that there are occasions of frailty and scandals brought about by some of our Clergy and Consecrated Persons themselves, Valles also encourages them especially during their moments of weakness and woundedness to continue to serve and guide fellow sinners with the joy of the Gospel that leads to the fullness of life.
The documentary was created by British filmmaking brother duo Benjamin and Gabe Turner, who went to great lengths to follow the legendary Bolt for two years, documenting even his moments of weakness, such as insomnia, or his secret trip to visit an orthopedic expert in Frankfurt.
RICK Parfitt's widow has revealed she experiences "moments of weakness" every day since the rock star's sudden death last year.
THE widow of Status Quo legend Rick Parfitt has told how she experiences "moments of weakness" every day since his sudden death.
Serena Williams battered Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, seizing on moments of weakness from the Russian to ram home her advantage.
This blanket prohibition was grounded in the state's interest in protecting life and vulnerable peoples who might be induced in "moments of weakness to commit suicide."
Indeed Patterson, despite being a mountainous presence, is best in his quietest moments, in his moments of weakness and despair.
CORONATION Street star Michael Le Vell today reveals how "moments of weakness" led to him snorting cocaine for the first time as his child sex abuse nightmare overwhelmed him.
"Cheating on a partner is like cheating on a diet - you know it's bad, you even know that you'll probably pay the price for it, but in moments of weakness, desire for someone new (or a big slice of chocolate cake!) your desire to be 'good' is overcome," Greene said.
Federer had moments of weakness and he inexplicably dropped his serve twice in succession before pulling himself together to take the first set.
Make a list of the reasons you want to stop and carry the list with you to look at during those moments of weakness.
Cunningham writes of Mirdza's life in German refugee camps with a compassionate honesty, never glossing over Mirdza's very human moments of weakness, but letting her moments of personal heroism quietly shine in their own illumination.