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congenital
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The Idiot
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  • A crowd of eager claimants arose, who cared nothing about any last scion of a noble race undergoing treatment in Switzerland, at the expense of the deceased, as a congenital idiot.
  • Their children are sometimes congenital idiots, like the hero of our story; sometimes they are found in the dock at the Assizes, where they are generally acquitted by the jury for edifying motives; sometimes they distinguish themselves by one of those burning scandals that amaze the public and add another blot to the stained record of our age.

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  • It was a congenital heart defect.
  • It was true what I’d heard, that his heart was congenitally diseased, and he was now in urgent need of a transplant.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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