1 My terror, as I lay there, of falling ill, and being unfitted for to-morrow, was so besetting, that I wonder it did not disable me of itself.
2 For calumnies sting without disabling; and those who are stung being more moved by hatred of their detractors than by fear of the things they say against them, seek revenge.
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3 For this often disables men from acting to the best advantage, not permitting them to obtain that authority which it is essential they should have in matters of importance.
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4 For, of course my being disabled could now be no longer kept out of view.
5 It was dark before we got down, and the journey seemed long and dreary to me, who could see little of it inside, and who could not go outside in my disabled state.
6 As the days wore on, and no ill news came, as the day closed in and darkness fell, my overshadowing dread of being disabled by illness before to-morrow morning altogether mastered me.
7 Mr. Micawber, with a perfect miracle of dexterity or luck, caught his advancing knuckles with the ruler, and disabled his right hand.
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8 He received this with a laugh like the whirring sound in a disabled clock.
9 It stood in a small side room which looked out across a narrow grass plot toward the shed, where there was a disabled boat lying keel upward.
10 A bird with a broken wing was beating the air above, reeling, fluttering, circling disabled down, down to the water.
11 Several more were disabled for life; and those who escaped best carried the marks of the conflict to the grave with them.
12 When you think how disabled he is.
13 Mr Elliot would do nothing, and she could do nothing herself, equally disabled from personal exertion by her state of bodily weakness, and from employing others by her want of money.
14 The interior of the barricade, that species of tiny courtyard appropriated from the street, was bathed in shadows, and resembled, athwart the vague, twilight horror, the deck of a disabled ship.
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15 'I do think sufficient civilization ought to eliminate a lot of the physical disabilities,' said Clifford.