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 Meanings and Examples of INFIRMITY
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infirmity
 n.  weakness; bodily ailment or weakness, especially one brought on by old age
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  The moment he sat down, I noticed the nervous infirmity of which Mrs. Harling had told me.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
2  He was allowed to proceed to the close, the Indians respecting his imaginary infirmity, and Duncan too glad of the delay to hazard the slightest interruption.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
3  The Indians were seasonably reminded of his infirmity, and, rushing into the open air, they aroused the village in the manner described.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
4  Neither duty nor infirmity could keep youth or age from such exhibitions.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
5  in height; strongly built, sallow complexion, black hair, a little bald in the centre, bushy, black side-whiskers and moustache; tinted glasses, slight infirmity of speech.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
6  But through a natural infirmity of the flesh, which I will explain to you in a moment, we incline to overlook this fact.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In I
7  He limped more out of anxiety than from infirmity.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DRUNK IN ORDER TO BE ...
8  The musical notation of an infirmity is repugnant to us.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—ENRICHED WITH COMMENTARIES BY TOUSSAINT
9  That may be; but in this superiority there is some infirmity.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
10  It was mournful, indeed, to witness the subjugation of that vigorous spirit to a corporeal infirmity.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
11  In Arthur Dimmesdale, thought and imagination were so active, and sensibility so intense, that the bodily infirmity would be likely to have its groundwork there.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
12  Here we see that in tranquil times republics are subject to the infirmity of lightly esteeming their worthiest citizens.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVI.
13  The old woman was so decent and contented, and made so light of her infirmities, though they had increased upon her since her former interview with Stephen, that they both took an interest in her.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
14  But with the blood of this ancient royal race, many of their infirmities had descended to Athelstane.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  This is by no means a disparagement to his character; for many official personages, who are held in high respect and admiration, are the victims of similar infirmities.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Example Sentence:
1  Her greatest infirmity was lack of willpower.
2  We are here to protect and assist the weak and infirm.
3  She was too elderly and infirm to remain at home.