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.
There are no more uses of "congenital" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
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.