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  • The answer seemed to be no. The subjects were also shown control segments of the three newscasters, as they talked about unequivocally happy or sad subjects (the funeral of Indira Gandhi; a breakthrough in treating a congenital disease).†   (source)
  • This would suggest that a parent who does so is either unenlightened or—more interestingly—congenitally honest.†   (source)
  • And her diminutive stature, at four and a half feet tall, is accentuated by a congenital cleft foot that causes her to limp.†   (source)
  • Other than congenital syphilis where the mother infected the unborn child, he believed that all syphilis was sexually acquired.†   (source)
  • It was congenital, he apologized, eyes wryly aglint behind his gold-rim specs.†   (source)
  • And I-I'm playing with cobblestones and shingling a roof, while a transcontinental railroad system is collapsing in the hands of congenital ward heelers.†   (source)
  • Observers have described Charlestonians as vainglorious, obstinate, mercurial, verbose, xenophobic, and congenitally gracious.†   (source)
  • It was true what I'd heard, that his heart was congenitally diseased, and he was now in urgent need of a transplant.†   (source)
  • Elizabeth Paxton had told a woman named Briggs that all the Hodges were crazy, something congenital, and the Briggs woman had told half the people in the Presbyterian church.†   (source)
  • "Congenital, or transfer effect?" asked Kubera.†   (source)
  • @kins was one of the burning lights of the Guild long-range education plan, and leader of the Environment Clique which believed that telepathic ability was not a congenital characteristic, but rather a latent quality of every living organism which could be developed by suitable training.†   (source)
  • It was a congenital heart defect.
  • He had a rare congenital heart defect, which a team of surgeons fixed, waiving their fees.†   (source)
  • It turned out that he suffers from a very rare condition called congenital analgesia.†   (source)
  • Catherine, it turned out, had a congenital lung defect.†   (source)
  • Most people with congenital analgesia die relatively young, between twenty and twenty-five.†   (source)
  • He knew himself well: despite his congenital constipation, his belly had betrayed him in public three or four times in the course of his many years, and those three or four times he had been obliged to give in.†   (source)
  • He was tormented by the hallucinating screams of the madwomen in the Divine Shepherdess Asylum next door, the harsh dripping from the water jar into the washbasin which resonated throughout the house, the long-legged steps of the curlew wandering in his bedroom, his congenital fear of the dark, and the invisible presence of his dead father in the vast, sleeping mansion.†   (source)
  • He had been trained at the police academy, but just before he was due to take his final exams he learned that he had a congenital heart defect.†   (source)
  • He suffers from a disease called congenital analgesia, which means the transmitter substance in his nerve synapses doesn't function.†   (source)
  • …another one more definite and pressing, which was the instinct to kill cockroaches, and if the latter had succeeded in escaping human ferocity it was because they had taken refuge in the shadows, where they became invulnerable because of man's congenital fear of the dark, but on the other hand they became susceptible to the glow of noon, so that by the Middle Ages already, and in present times, andper omnia secula seculorum , the only effective method for killing cockroaches was the…†   (source)
  • But the looters-by their own stated theory-are in desperate, permanent, congenital need and at the blind mercy of matter.†   (source)
  • First, he patiently but firmly explained that the man who had committed the murders in Stockholm was Ronald Niedermann, who was built like a heavily armoured robot and suffered from a disease called congenital analgesia, and who at that moment was sitting in a ditch on the road to Nossebro tied to a traffic sign.†   (source)
  • But then he realized that his fear was absurd because congenital syphilis had to come through the placenta to him, it had to come from his mother.†   (source)
  • This idol of your cult of zero-worship, this symbol of impotencethe congenital dependent-is your image of man and your standard of value, in whose likeness you strive to refashion your soul.†   (source)
  • He'd been spared congenital syphilis.†   (source)
  • But the consequences of such tolerance were evident to her: tubal and ovarian abscesses, infertility from gonorrhea, stillbirths, and babies with congenital syphilis.†   (source)
  • The media didn't quite get that this technical breakthrough would be most meaningful to babies born with congenital biliary atresia—lack of bile ducts.†   (source)
  • In the Piazza he had once pointed out the stigmata of congenital syphilis in a listless boy who was squatting on the sidewalk: "Saddle nose, cloudy eyes, peg-shaped incisor teeth …."†   (source)
  • 'Congenital fissure,' he said.†   (source)
  • It was as if he had spent his life believing that he carried a congenital disease, and suddenly the words of the greatest specialist on earth had pronounced him healthy.†   (source)
  • He looks like an enlarged, elderly, bald edition of the village fat boy—a sly fat boy, congenitally indolent, a practical joker, a born grafter and con merchant.†   (source)
  • And one would have to show how both these influences told upon a nature that was congenitally unaware of music, of art, and puritannically brought up.†   (source)
  • Was there anything congenital or hereditary?†   (source)
  • A good cause might turn the scale with me, for may not I too be of an exceptional brain, congenitally?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • One had only to look at him, from the slant of his bald forehead and the curve of his beautiful fair moustache to the long patent-leather feet at the other end of his lean and elegant person, to feel that the knowledge of "form" must be congenital in any one who knew how to wear such good clothes so carelessly and carry such height with so much lounging grace.†   (source)
  • He could not explore the idea further, for a sudden access of that mental lethargy which was, with him, congenital, intermittent and providential, happened, at that moment, to extinguish every particle of light in his brain, as instantaneously as, at a later period, when electric lighting had been everywhere installed, it became possible, merely by fingering a switch, to cut off all the supply of light from a house.†   (source)
  • Both Kristoforas and his brother, Juozapas, were cripples, the latter having lost one leg by having it run over, and Kristoforas having congenital dislocation of the hip, which made it impossible for him ever to walk.†   (source)
  • He declared that she was congenitally incapable of forming a single letter worthy of the least of Milton's words; but she persisted; and again he suddenly threw himself into the task of teaching her with a combination of stormy intensity, concentrated patience, and occasional bursts of interesting disquisition on the beauty and nobility, the august mission and destiny, of human handwriting.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A boy born with a deficient power of apprehending signs and abstractions must suffer the penalty of his congenital deficiency, just as if he had been born with one leg shorter than the other.†   (source)
  • An anatomist—even a mere physiognomist— would have seen that the deformity of Philip's spine was not a congenital hump, but the result of an accident in infancy; but you do not expect from Tom any acquaintance with such distinctions; to him, Philip was simply a humpback.†   (source)
  • Homer extends great sympathy to Priam, though he also recounts stories about the Trojans that make them out to be congenital deceivers.†   (source)
  • A truce to threnes and trentals and jeremies and all such congenital defunctive music!†   (source)
  • The same and similar elements greatly reinforce the congenital tendencies of the dialect—toward the facile manufacture of compounds, toward a disregard of the distinctions between parts of speech, and, above all, toward the throwing off of all etymological restraints.†   (source)
  • Mr Mulligan accepted of the invitation and, expatiating upon his design, told his hearers that he had been led into this thought by a consideration of the causes of sterility, both the inhibitory and the prohibitory, whether the inhibition in its turn were due to conjugal vexations or to a parsimony of the balance as well as whether the prohibition proceeded from defects congenital or from proclivities acquired.†   (source)
  • …of simian and (particularly) human females extending from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful maladies and their resultant surgical operations, innate lunacy and congenital criminality, decimating epidemics: catastrophic cataclysms which make terror the basis of human mentality: seismic upheavals the epicentres of which are located in densely populated regions: the fact of vital growth, through convulsions of…†   (source)
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