infirmity


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in·fir·mi·ty

(in-fĭr'mi-tē),
A weakness; an abnormal, more or less disabling, condition of mind or body.
[see infirm]

infirmity

(ĭn-fûr′mĭ-tē)
n. pl. infirmi·ties
a. The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty: the infirmity brought on by the disease.
b. A bodily ailment or weakness: complained about his infirmities.

in·firm·i·ty

(in-fĭr'mi-tē)
A weakness; an abnormal, more or less disabling, condition of mind or body.
See also: infirm

in·firm·i·ty

(in-fĭr'mi-tē)
A weakness; an abnormal condition of mind or body.
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(11) Rather, it traces the contexts and vocabularies related to emotion that were deemed pertinent to explaining and responding to suicide, showing through an analysis of legal records the significance of infirmity in this regard.
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Pursuant to an October 27, 2005, court order, Richardson was classified as an inactive member pursuant to Rule 3-7.1.3(a) for being incapable of practicing law because of a physical or mental illness, incapacity, or other infirmity.
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Depta that address the 'fear, sorrow and helplessness' that infirmity and death inject into daily life.
If you're wondering where to find the Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality these days, look under "I," because Haworth Press has renamed it (beginning with v.19, no.1, 2007) the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH "to better reflect its dedication to the basic understanding that sexual health is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, and infirmity, but also the presence of pleasurable and safe sexual enjoyment and satisfaction, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence." IJSH is the official journal of the World Association for Sexual Health, http://www.worldsexualhealth.org.
in the flesh" (2 Corinthians), which may well have been some sort of physical infirmity. Presumably neither of these leaders, chosen by God to do God's work, would have made the cut if Ms.
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Administrator Mark McClellan said the agency wants more states to join in the second phase of this demonstration project to test the most efficient ways to communicate the need for planning for the prospect of an illness or other infirmity as one ages.