leprous


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lep·rous

(lep'rŭs),
Relating to or suffering from leprosy.
Synonym(s): leprotic

leprous

(lĕp′rəs)
adj.
1. Having leprosy.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling leprosy.
3. Biology Having or consisting of loose, scurfy scales.

lep′rous·ly adv.
lep′rous·ness n.

leprous

, leprotic (lĕp′rŭs)
1. Pert. to leprosy.
2. Affected by leprosy.
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In true fashion, he regaled us with the former use of our current location, a hospital for leprous women, then assuring us this was a very longtime ago
One of the accounts we have of this pharaoh is given by Joseph Flavius in his book entitled Against Apion, he observes that Amenophis (Akhenaton) who wanted to be able to 'see the Gods', rebelled against the religion of his ancestors, and that a group of leprous Egyptians, assisted by the shepherds (Hyksos) from Jerusalem fought against the army of Egypt, but were defeated.
Ye Dagh Dagh ujala yeh Shab Guzeeda Sahar" {This leprous daybreak, dawn night's fangs have mangled.
Then, rather than letting her readers truly judge for themselves from this evidence, she presupposes that the gods cannot answer her charge: "It may well be that, instead of answering, they'll strike me mad or leprous or turn me into beast, bird, or tree.
What would it mean for Christians to confront an image of God with leprous skin, a naked God lurking about in a cemetery, a God diseased and hemorrhaging blood?
The reporter writes with an obvious tone of disgust: "The whole outfit has a dirty appearance, causing people who have examined it to wonder how anybody not utterly debased can enter the filthy dens and indulge in a smoke from pipes which have undoubtedly been used by leprous Chinese, and run the risk of contracting contagious disease.
Augustine grieves for them in enumerating "blind, one-eyed, bleary-eyed, deaf, dumb, limping, deformed, crippled, plagued by worms, leprous, paralyzed, epileptic children," in addition "compulsive, violent-tempered, anxious, oblivious, sluggish children, without reason, and so silly that you may live rather with animals than with these children.
Finally, contributors examine the medieval material body, describing the occurrence of leprous feminine flesh as it related to death and de Pizan's representation of death as metamorphosis.
Indeed, Elisha the "miracle worker" is called upon time and again to save the downtrodden, the leprous, the army besieged, and the famished when all else fails.
She shows how the piety of Cistercian women, precipitated as it was on an early form of imitatio Christi, aligned with the needs of the leprous and miserable, as well as with local crusading families.
on the background of which the priest of Florence appears suffering and Christlike despite, or because of the incongruity of the white surplice now in the completely profane context of the outdoors, of leprous grass and of athletic shoes--flanked by two thieves' windows plus, supported on either side, the neat trunk of a tree, as if referring to the Piero frescoes of
Prostitution is pregnant with disease, a disease infecting not only the guilty, but contaminating the innocent wife and child in the home with sickening certainty almost inconceivable; a disease to be feared with as great horror as a leprous plague; a disease scattering misery broadcast, and leaving in its wake sterility, insanity, paralysis, the blinded eyes of little babes, the twisted limbs of deformed children, degradation, physical rot and mental decay.