1 The moment he sat down, I noticed the nervous infirmity of which Mrs. Harling had told me.
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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.
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3 The Indians were seasonably reminded of his infirmity, and, rushing into the open air, they aroused the village in the manner described.
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4 Neither duty nor infirmity could keep youth or age from such exhibitions.
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.
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6 But through a natural infirmity of the flesh, which I will explain to you in a moment, we incline to overlook this fact.
7 He limped more out of anxiety than from infirmity.
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8 The musical notation of an infirmity is repugnant to us.
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9 That may be; but in this superiority there is some infirmity.
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10 It was mournful, indeed, to witness the subjugation of that vigorous spirit to a corporeal infirmity.
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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.
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12 Here we see that in tranquil times republics are subject to the infirmity of lightly esteeming their worthiest citizens.
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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.
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14 But with the blood of this ancient royal race, many of their infirmities had descended to Athelstane.
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.
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