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Vúlnerable. adj. [vulnerable, Fr. vulnerabilis, Lat.] Susceptive of wounds; liable to external injuries.

Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests:
I bear a charmed life, which must not yield
To one of woman born.
Shakesp. Macbeth.

Achilles though dipt in Styx, yet having his heel untouched by that water, although he were fortified elsewhere, he was slain in that part, as only vulnerable in the inferior and brutal part. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Shakespeare's Macbeth (136)

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