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infirm
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The Idiot
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  • ’Most learned judge!’ 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."
  • Well, prince, to do you justice, you certainly know how to make the most of your—let us call it infirmity, for the sake of politeness; you have set about offering your money and friendship in such a way that no self-respecting man could possibly accept them.

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  • too infirm to walk unassisted
  • age creeps upon them; infirmities follow
    Mark Twain

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