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Synonyms for infirmity

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Synonyms for infirmity

the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

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But I could imagine, even then, that, under some excitement which should go deeply into his consciousness -- roused by a trumpets real, loud enough to awaken all of his energies that were not dead, but only slumbering -- he was yet capable of flinging off his infirmities like a sick man's gown, dropping the staff of age to seize a battle-sword, and starting up once more a warrior.
Now, being weighed down with infirmities, I know not whether I can survive till the vessel shall return.
said he, 'picture this unhappy man, crippled by age and infirmities, who gains his living by honourable toil--picture him, I repeat, robbed of his all, of his last mouthful; remember, I entreat you, the words of that learned legislator, "Let mercy and justice alike rule the courts of law.
But he, it seems, was so stricken in years, and possibly his memory so weakened by infirmities, that he could give them but little light into their inquiries; and all that could be recollected from him of his brother Will in that station was the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being present to personate a decrepit old man, he wore a long beard, and appeared so weak and drooping and unable to walk, that he was forced to be supported and carried by another person to a table, at which he was seated among some company who were eating, and one of them sang a song.
At one time, I, merely in common civility, asked after her cough; immediately her long visage relaxed into a smile, and she favoured me with a particular history of that and her other infirmities, followed by an account of her pious resignation, delivered in the usual emphatic, declamatory style, which no writing can portray.
A CHARGER, feeling the infirmities of age, was sent to work in a mill instead of going out to battle.
Nothing more was said; but from that day there slowly crept into the family more respect for grandma, more forbearance with her infirmities, more interest in her little stories, and many a pleasant gossip did the dear old lady enjoy with the children as they gathered round her fire, solitary so long.
In that patient manner he submitted to her infirmities of temper from first to last.
He ran for the first time for twenty years; and only stopped to remember his infirmities, and to catch his breath, when he was out of sight of the cottage, among the trees.
There is, perhaps, no surer mark of folly, than an attempt to correct the natural infirmities of those we love.
Fentolin than a bad-tempered, mischievous, tyrannical old invalid, who is fortunately prevented by his infirmities from doing as much mischief as he might.
We have been unfortunate, and recent events have drawn us from that everyday tranquillity befitting my years and infirmities.
It would be extremely hazardous to place implicit reliance upon such testimonies of ( prosecution witnesses) suffering from material contradiction, severe infirmities and inherent improbabilities going to the root of the matter to check and shake basic version and core of the prosecution case," the court said, acquitting all accused on the ' benefit of doubt.
Although the federal report offers no explanations for the surge in elderly suicides, some researchers have already noted a growing tendency among the elderly to choose "rational suicide" over the infirmities of old age (SN: 12/3/88, p.