IMPAIR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPAIR
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impair
 v.  injure or hurt; become worse; affect negatively
Classic Sentence:
1  He had regained his composure, which seemed to have been somewhat impaired the night before.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In III
2  However much his influence among his people had been impaired by his occasional and besetting weakness, as well as by his desertion of the tribe, his courage and his fame as an orator were undeniable.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
3  Strings of expletives he swung lashlike over the backs of his men, and it was evident that his previous efforts had in nowise impaired his resources.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
4  His strength seemed in nowise impaired.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
5  Not these impaired the sacred name.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
6  "Oh, gentlemen, you see it is all useless, and that my father's mind is really impaired," said Villefort.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 59. The Will.
7  Her sight was disturbed, so that she saw objects multiplied, and grasped at visionary teacups and wineglasses instead of the realities; her hearing was greatly impaired; her memory also; and her speech was unintelligible.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVI
8  My health, severely impaired when I left England, was quite restored.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE
9  They were very curious to know my story, but I gave them very little satisfaction, and they all conjectured that my misfortunes had impaired my reason.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
10  But the wife of Front-de-Boeuf, for whom it had been originally furnished, was long dead, and decay and neglect had impaired the few ornaments with which her taste had adorned it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  But with the whale, these two sashes are separately inserted, making two distinct windows, but sadly impairing the view.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
12  Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
Example Sentence:
1  Drinking alcohol can impair your ability to drive safely; if you're going to drink, don't drive.
2  High acidity and elevated levels of metals can seriously impair the ability of water bodies to support life, resulting in a decline in species diversity.
3  The rights protection law for the comsumers enables any impaired comsumer to claim money from the company.
4  Unlike the familiar blood alcohol tests in motoring cases, urinalysis does not demonstrate that the employee is impaired by drugs.
5  Why, when studies show that cell phone use, and especially texting, while driving impairs drivers more than drinking, do so many people persist in combining these lethal behaviors?
6  Consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.