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  • To rule out one possibility, was there alcohol or any other substance in his blood that could have impaired his judgment?†   (source)
  • And in a 1987 study, eight in ten former Pacific POWs had "psychiatric impairment," six in ten had anxiety disorders, more than one in four had PTSD, and nearly one in five was depressed.†   (source)
  • The old man had chosen the spot well, for while it was out of the wind he still had a view of the Bolshoi that was only slightly impaired by some old crates stacked at the edge of the roof.†   (source)
  • These students may show a change in school performance and have impaired attention and concentration and more school absences.†   (source)
  • My time with the officer had made me forget how impaired this man might be.†   (source)
  • Hadn't the duke given her enough bloodbane to seriously impair the assassin?†   (source)
  • I was staying up late at 80 Front Street, and I confess that my senses were impaired; Dan Needham and I were enjoying our usual vacation—we were drinking too much.†   (source)
  • Being vision impaired, Paul is entitled to take part in our IEP program.†   (source)
  • This was the time of hygiene lectures, and of practicing blanket-baths on life-size models—Mrs. Mackintosh, Lady Chase, and baby George whose blandly impaired physique allowed him to double as a baby girl.†   (source)
  • "Actually, there seems to be some memory impairment," interjected Mrs. Swanson in a low voice, toying with the glasses that hung from a chain around her neck.†   (source)
  • Instead of turning my oxygen off, Harris, in his hypoxically impaired state, had mistakenly cranked the valve open to full flow, draining the tank.†   (source)
  • The Book of Shhh says that deliria alters your perception, disables your ability to reason clearly, impairs you from making sound judgments.†   (source)
  • Or maybe not; his hearing might have been impaired by the noise of the engine and his extreme tiredness.†   (source)
  • Impairment.†   (source)
  • I must have noticed it before, but this last time back I felt it as an impairment.†   (source)
  • Another reminder that the disease had impaired her mother's ability to know and see everything.†   (source)
  • She insisted, however, that his ambition never impaired his character and never distracted him from his role as husband and eventually father.†   (source)
  • Children under the age of five, the elderly, and people with impaired immune systems are the most likely to suffer from illnesses caused by E. coli 0157:H7.†   (source)
  • You're saying maybe you're taking something that has the side effect of impairing memory.†   (source)
  • There are people who say that Miss Florence Nightingale does not have a refined nature, or she would not have been able to witness such degrading spectacles without impairing her health.†   (source)
  • Has it cut off the oxygen and impaired his thinking?†   (source)
  • Piter spoke in a low, sullen tone: "Did you call me in here to impair my efficiency with criticism, Baron?"†   (source)
  • As long as I've known him, he has been neurologically impaired.†   (source)
  • Whoever had ransacked my hamper had critically impaired my wardrobe.†   (source)
  • Now records of my earthly dayNo flights of aeons can impair—Foreknowledge comes, and fills me with such bliss,I take my joy, my highest moment this.†   (source)
  • His alcohol level was probably over the legal limit, meaning he was impaired.†   (source)
  • It impairs us.†   (source)
  • Glaedr has his wound, and I have my own …. impairments.†   (source)
  • Yeah, well, count me in the ranks of the technologically impaired.†   (source)
  • There were two small openings,, barely noticeable, at the ears: weblike fabric covered the ears so that his hearing would not be impaired.†   (source)
  • This is because the act of describing a face has the effect of impairing your otherwise effortless ability to subsequently recognize that face.†   (source)
  • The magus would never do anything to impair my usefulness.†   (source)
  • Any mistake could fatally impair the aircraft's trim and imperil the lives of the flight crew and passengers.†   (source)
  • As we discussed in the chapter on girls' education, female fetuses are particularly prone to impaired brain development when the mother's body lacks enough iodine, and so girls would be the major beneficiaries.†   (source)
  • I didn't have flashbacks, nightmares, trouble sleeping, impaired concentration, depression, or self-devaluation about having killed for the first time—seeing the soldier blasted out of the PLO guard tower and landing lifeless on the ground.†   (source)
  • His impairment was detected during a second physical, but the Texan appealed so strongly that the doctor shrugged and passed him through.†   (source)
  • Like a drowning man can drag down his rescuer, she hoped that Jack's inexperience in combat would not similarly impair Nemo.†   (source)
  • "Not bad for a collection of gender-impaired public servants," Claire agreed.†   (source)
  • With her emotions in play, and her judgment temporarily impaired, he quickly switched gears and laid his trap.†   (source)
  • Covers also impaired hearing.†   (source)
  • Impaired protein synthesis.†   (source)
  • With the swiftness developed over a lifetime of practice, impaired only slightly by his years, he began methodically to tear apart the woman's room-suitcase, closet, clothes, pillows, mattress, bureau, dressing table, writing desk … the desk.†   (source)
  • It was the argument over the fisheries that nearly brought negotiations to a halt when Adams, once again "unalterably determined," refused to accept any compromise that would impair New England's ancient stake in the sacred codfish.†   (source)
  • Now come here, down to the second floor, to the third room east of the elevators, where lives a five-year-old male, KSB-22-09, who is neither physically nor mentally impaired.†   (source)
  • Peculiar-looking men loitered in the lobbies, restaurants and shops of the ground floor: their clothes were too new and too expensive, in unsuccessful imitation of the hotel's usual patrons, a camouflage impaired by the fact that the clothes were badly fitted to their wearers' husky figures and were further distorted by bulges in places where the garments of businessmen have no cause to bulge, but the garments of gunmen have.†   (source)
  • Just show me the midnight-impaired persons, and I'll get it done.†   (source)
  • That was before the day his own impairment made him overcorrect, jerk the Mercedes onto unpaved shoulder, then back across two lanes of traffic, and over the double yellow lines, head-on into traffic.†   (source)
  • He has done it the hard way and continues to do it the hard way--by reason, by choosing, by error and rectification, by the difficult, slow method in which the dignity of A is acknowledged by B, without impairing the dignity of C. Man cannot have dignity without loving the dignity of his fellow.†   (source)
  • Bills of attainder, ex post facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation of contracts contradict the social compact and every principle of sound legislation.†   (source)
  • Powell, mentally impaired since that long-ago mule kick to the head, says he has no problem with mass murder.†   (source)
  • I was seriously impaired.†   (source)
  • KATE: Other children are not—impaired.†   (source)
  • I stopped where people stopped or gathered, I listened and looked and felt, and in the process had a picture of my country the accuracy of which was impaired only by my own shortcomings.†   (source)
  • Cut down on sleep and you impair circulation and contract the capillaries, which causes hydration and sagging.†   (source)
  • Is his vision impaired?†   (source)
  • Either he's badly hurt but he'll live, and at best even get thoroughly well, and at worst be a helpless cripple or an invalid or his mind impaired.†   (source)
  • His speech was miraculously unimpaired by his cigar.   (source)
    unimpaired = not made worse
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unimpaired means not and reverses the meaning of impaired. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • Could a vision-impaired person tell the difference?†   (source)
  • It said, "Vision-impaired students should report to the office for assistance."†   (source)
  • Impaired with wine, Eve fumbled a bit for the correct control.†   (source)
  • It was wrong to wander the way I had, distracted and impaired, a menace on the roads of Forks.†   (source)
  • Our judgment sometimes becomes impaired.†   (source)
  • Defendant's capacity to appreciate what he was doing was wrong, or illegal, was impaired.†   (source)
  • She might have been impaired, but she was still a cop.†   (source)
  • Peabody, I don't want to punch a fellow officer when she's impaired.†   (source)
  • ANNIE: Ho, there's nothing impaired in that head, it works like a mousetrap!†   (source)
  • We would instantly become more vulnerable to HAPE, HACE, hypothermia, impaired judgment, and frostbite.†   (source)
  • Symptoms of Amor Deliria Nervosa
    preoccupation; difficulty focusing
    dry mouth
    perspiration, sweaty palms
    fits of dizziness and disorientation
    reduced mental awareness; racing thoughts; impaired reasoning skills
    periods of euphoria; hysterical laughter and heightened energy periods of despair; lethargy
    changes in appetite; rapid weight loss or weight gain fixation; loss of other interests
    compromised reasoning skills; distortion of reality
    disruption of…†   (source)
  • "Number two," I continued, "their neurological condition was impaired, and that would delay our ability to assess their visual capabilities.†   (source)
  • He recognized that Pitezel's drinking impaired his usefulness and threatened to disrupt schemes already in play.†   (source)
  • We argued that neuroscience and new information about brain chemistry help explain the impaired judgment that teens often display.†   (source)
  • Worse, the antlers were soft; that is, they were constructed of a floppy material, and therefore these astonishing "horns" were always collapsing upon the faces of the cows themselves—obliterating entirely their already impaired vision, and causing more than usual confusion in the crèche: cows stepping on each other, cows colliding with donkeys, cows knocking down kings and shepherds.†   (source)
  • It took my altitude-impaired gray matter a minute or two to comprehend that the object was a human body.†   (source)
  • Contemporary neurological, psychological, and sociological evidence has established that children are impaired by immature judgment, an underdeveloped capacity for self-regulation and responsibility, vulnerability to negative influences and outside pressures, and a lack of control over their own impulses and their environment.†   (source)
  • You told them I'm visually impaired!"†   (source)
  • We emphasized the incongruity of not allowing children to smoke, drink, vote, drive without restrictions, give blood, buy guns, and a range of other behaviors because of their well-recognized lack of maturity and judgment while simultaneously treating some of the most at-risk, neglected, and impaired children exactly the same as full-grown adults in the criminal justice system.†   (source)
  • It can't be stressed strongly enough, moreover, that Hall, Fischer, and the rest of us were forced to make such critical decisions while severely impaired with hypoxia.†   (source)
  • Even Mike Groom, who'd climbed Everest three years earlier without gas, explained to me that he intended to use it this time around because he was working as a guide, and he knew from experience that without bottled oxygen he would be so severely impaired-both mentally and physically-that he would be unable to fulfill his professional duties.†   (source)
  • Murrow sent him this memo saying that I'm in a handicapped program, a program for the visually impaired.†   (source)
  • Did I look visually impaired then?†   (source)
  • So there I sat on that yellow school bus—Erik Fisher's younger brother, Eclipse Boy, visually impaired and totally incapable of following in his brother's footsteps.†   (source)
  • A visually impaired student?†   (source)
  • What was I, mentally impaired?†   (source)
  • In short, when you write down your thoughts, your chances of having the flash of insight you need in order to come up with a solution are significantly impaired—just as describing the face of your waitress made you unable to pick her out of a police lineup.†   (source)
  • In general the most remarkable circumstance of his present state is the total prostration of his physical powers, leaving his mental faculties scarcely impaired at all.†   (source)
  • Lanier had some heavyweight testimony lined up, an expert who would say the powerful narcotic, taken in the quantities prescribed, seriously impaired Seth's judgment.†   (source)
  • This criticism shows us that opponents of the Constitution are so determined to find objections that their judgment is impaired.†   (source)
  • She listed a bit as she rose, balanced herself, then with the exaggerated dignity of the greatly impaired, Mavis elbowed her way through the crowd.†   (source)
  • Hawat's mind will be so filled with this prospect it'll impair his function as a Mentat.†   (source)
  • Sexual arousal and frustration tend to impair the brain.†   (source)
  • That'd only shame him and impair his efficiency," she said.†   (source)
  • HIV causes cognitive impairment—a permanent loss of memory and concentration.†   (source)
  • "Okay — no wind to speak of — sun's a bit bright, that could impair your vision, watch out for it — ground's fairly hard, good, that'll give us a fast kickoff —"†   (source)
  • Though to all normal standards she'd recovered from the accident completely, still there was a bit of neural damage, just enough to matter on the high end, slight impairment of fine motor skills.†   (source)
  • "Up to our time," he said, "strict economy in the use of natural resources has not been practiced, but it must be henceforth unless we are immoral enough to impair conditions in which our children are to live."†   (source)
  • Impair your efficiency?†   (source)
  • He had cognitive impairments that suggested some organic brain damage and behavioral problems that suggested schizophrenia and other serious mental illness.†   (source)
  • On Everest in 1995 he'd frostbitten his feet badly enough to lose some tissue from a big toe and permanently impair his circulation, making him particularly susceptible to cold; now this additional frostbite would make him yet more vulnerable to the cruel conditions of the upper mountain.†   (source)
  • They weren't partial or biased, just very persuasive in detailing how organic brain damage, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder can conspire to create severe mental impairment.†   (source)
  • Clearly he did need some things explained to him by a teenager, but I didn't think it was the right time to mention his unfortunate and obvious fashion impairment.†   (source)
  • With a logic problem, asking people to explain themselves doesn't impair their ability to come up with the answers.†   (source)
  • No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.†   (source)
  • In the earlier discussion, however, I was referring to things that impair our ability to solve problems.†   (source)
  • I learned that my old friend Governor Stanton impaired his honor to protect me.†   (source)
  • Something happened to my forgetting power, it was impaired.†   (source)
  • The respiratory control will be impaired, too.†   (source)
  • A wild hope ran about the town that the beauty would be impaired that had enabled her to despise the class from which she sprang.†   (source)
  • He had taken out a small comb from his pocket, also a microscopic mirror, and was carefully arranging his moustache, the symmetry of which had become slightly impaired during our brisk run.†   (source)
  • During the first years of this illness Gant showed a diminished, but not a seriously impaired, energy.†   (source)
  • But the old lady made of it something it didn't necessarily have to be, a test of strength, tactless, a piece of sultanism; it originated in things we little understood: disappointment, angry giddiness from self-imposed, prideful struggle, weak nearness to death that impaired her judgment, maybe a sharp utterance of stubborn animal spirit, or bubble from human enterprise, sinking and discharging blindly from a depth.†   (source)
  • At the present time, he lived with his sister and his aged mother, whose ponderous infirmity of limb had not impaired her appetite, in a South Carolina town.†   (source)
  • He had regained his composure, which seemed to have been somewhat impaired the night before.†   (source)
  • He impaired his vision by holding the object too close.†   (source)
  • That Judith and Hetty remained up also, in no manner impaired the agreeable features of this change.†   (source)
  • 'How should I know?' replied Noah, whose temper had been considerably impaired by walking.†   (source)
  • My health, severely impaired when I left England, was quite restored.†   (source)
  • His digestion is impaired, which is highly respectable.†   (source)
  • My digestion is much impaired, and I am but a poor knife and fork at any time.†   (source)
  • A mortgage of $2000 that had been placed on it years before had never been paid off, the north chimney was still impaired, the steps were sagging even more than ever and the walls and fences and outlying buildings were no different—save to be made picturesque now by the snows of winter covering them.†   (source)
  • Their evidence, corroborated by that of several friends, tends to show that Sir Charles's health has for some time been impaired, and points especially to some affection of the heart, manifesting itself in changes of colour, breathlessness, and acute attacks of nervous depression.†   (source)
  • So heavy was the weight that in comparison they seemed diminished, impaired—which not only the sly observer noticed, but also, without doubt, those involved, both the two frail hyperarticulate gentlemen and the grand stammerer himself.†   (source)
  • Strings of expletives he swung lashlike over the backs of his men, and it was evident that his previous efforts had in nowise impaired his resources.†   (source)
  • He watched the lecturer, whose success he believed he had impaired, and then he anxiously watched his son.†   (source)
  • But these pictures bewildered him, for they were like nothing that he was accustomed to look at (and therefore able to see) when he travelled in Italy; and perhaps, also, his powers of observation were impaired by the oddness of finding himself in this strange empty house, where apparently no one expected him.†   (source)
  • If he had been Satan himself there would have been plenty of weaklings ready to scribble their names to a pardon-petition, and drip a tear on it from their permanently impaired and leaky water-works.†   (source)
  • Poverty simplifies book-keeping, and her financial situation was easier to ascertain than it had been then; but she had not yet learned the control of money, and during her transient phase of luxury at the Emporium she had slipped back into habits of extravagance which still impaired her slender balance.†   (source)
  • In fact he was one of those sea-dogs in whom all the hardship and peril of naval life in the great prolonged wars of his time never impaired the natural instinct for sensuous enjoyment.†   (source)
  • This loss, with the absence of news from Hendon, impaired the father's health; he believed he was going to die, and he wished to see Hugh and Edith settled in life before he passed away; but Edith begged hard for delay, hoping for Miles's return; then the letter came which brought the news of Miles's death; the shock prostrated Sir Richard; he believed his end was very near, and he and Hugh insisted upon the marriage; Edith begged for and obtained a month's respite, then another, and…†   (source)
  • …out not only his personal life as an individual, but also, consciously or subconsciously, the lives of his epoch and contemporaries; and although he may regard the general and impersonal foundations of his existence as unequivocal givens and take them for granted, having as little intention of ever subjecting them to critique as our good Hans Castorp himself had, it is nevertheless quite possible that he senses his own moral well-being to be somehow impaired by the lack of critique.†   (source)
  • His strength seemed in nowise impaired.†   (source)
  • As if his memory were impaired, or his faculties disordered, the prisoner made an effort to rally his attention.†   (source)
  • "Oh, gentlemen, you see it is all useless, and that my father's mind is really impaired," said Villefort.†   (source)
  • Ralph had listened attentively to this judicious report, by which his interest in the subject of it was not impaired.†   (source)
  • However much his influence among his people had been impaired by his occasional and besetting weakness, as well as by his desertion of the tribe, his courage and his fame as an orator were undeniable.†   (source)
  • —We heard, that, having remained in Palestine, on account of his impaired health, after the departure of the English army, he had experienced the persecution of the French faction, to whom the Templars are known to be attached.†   (source)
  • Here this young fellow, who, though only seventeen years of age, and about sixty-five inches high, with a constitution naturally rickety and much impaired by premature brandy and water, had an undoubted courage and a lion's heart, poised, tried, bent, and balanced a weapon such as he thought would do execution amongst Frenchmen.†   (source)
  • Her sight was disturbed, so that she saw objects multiplied, and grasped at visionary teacups and wineglasses instead of the realities; her hearing was greatly impaired; her memory also; and her speech was unintelligible.†   (source)
  • "Though it might well be," added Doctor Herzenstube, "that his reason would be impaired for a considerable period, if not permanently."†   (source)
  • Instantly it occurred to me, that his unexampled diligence in copying by his dim window for the first few weeks of his stay with me might have temporarily impaired his vision.†   (source)
  • At last—it seemed an at last to Fanny's nervousness, though not remarkably late—he began to talk of going away; but the comfort of the sound was impaired by his turning to her the next moment, and saying, "Have you nothing to send to Mary?†   (source)
  • 'Sir,' whispered Mrs. Sparsit, 'my nerves are at present too much shaken, and my health is at present too much impaired, in your service, to admit of my doing more than taking refuge in tears.'†   (source)
  • Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.†   (source)
  • This popular origin, which impairs the excellence and the wisdom of legislation, contributes prodigiously to increase its power.†   (source)
  • The name soon stimulated her to dry her eyes and say: 'It is a highly encouraging circumstance in Edward's illness, I am thankful to think, and gives one the greatest confidence in his sense not being impaired, or his proper spirit weakened—down to the time of poor dear papa's death at all events—that he paid off Mrs General instantly, and sent her out of the house.†   (source)
  • Their features were impaired and faded, but their looks were firm: they appeared to be at once sad and resolute.†   (source)
  • She was reassured quickly enough by her sense of his great good manners, which was not impaired by the fact that he had already touched the furthest limit of good taste in expressing his admiration of a young lady who had confided in his hospitality.†   (source)
  • But the wife of Front-de-Boeuf, for whom it had been originally furnished, was long dead, and decay and neglect had impaired the few ornaments with which her taste had adorned it.†   (source)
  • The speech of Hist produced a retort, and the dispute, though conducted in good-humour, and without any of the coarse violence of tone and gesture that often impairs the charms of the sex in what is called civilized life, grew warm and slightly clamorous.†   (source)
  • Regarded as a classical ruin, Mrs. Sparsit was an interesting spectacle on her arrival at her journey's end; but considered in any other light, the amount of damage she had by that time sustained was excessive, and impaired her claims to admiration.†   (source)
  • By degrees I learnt, and chiefly from Herbert, that Mr. Pocket had been educated at Harrow and at Cambridge, where he had distinguished himself; but that when he had had the happiness of marrying Mrs. Pocket very early in life, he had impaired his prospects and taken up the calling of a Grinder.†   (source)
  • At other times, when Nicholas was not there to overhear, and Kate was upstairs busily tending her sick friend, the worthy lady would throw out dark hints of an intention to send her daughter to France for three or four years, or to Scotland for the improvement of her health impaired by her late fatigues, or to America on a visit, or anywhere that threatened a long and tedious separation.†   (source)
  • If such an administration succeeds in condensing at a given moment, on a given point, all the disposable resources of a people, it impairs at least the renewal of those resources.†   (source)
  • At times, even his impaired power of concentrating his memory and attention on particular points of business, has recovered itself very much; and he has been able to assist us in making some things clear, that we should have found very difficult indeed, if not hopeless, without him.†   (source)
  • I attach so much importance to all that I have just been saying, that I am tormented by the fear of having impaired my meaning in seeking to render it more clear.†   (source)
  • Whether Newman Noggs had looked round the pump, in a slanting direction, so long, that his sight became impaired; or whether, finding that there was time to spare, he had recruited himself with a few drops of something stronger than the pump could yield—by whatsoever means it had come to pass, this was his mistake.†   (source)
  • As Deerslayer and his companion rowed with the energy of those who felt the necessity of straining every nerve, and Hetty's strength was impaired by a nervous desire to escape, the chase would have quickly terminated in the capture of the fugitive, had not the girl made several short and unlooked-for deviations in her course.†   (source)
  • And the gage having been delivered to the noble Lord and Knight, Brian de Bois-Guilbert, of the Holy Order of the Temple of Zion, he was appointed to do this battle, in behalf of his Order and himself, as injured and impaired by the practices of the appellant.†   (source)
  • My health is not good (my digestion being much impaired), and if I had only myself to consider, I should take refuge in rural habits, especially as the cares of business have prevented me from ever coming much into contact with general society, and particularly with ladies' society, which I have most wished to mix in.†   (source)
  • *i If a citizen thinks that an obligation of this kind is impaired by a law passed in his State, he may refuse to obey it, and may appeal to the Federal courts.†   (source)
  • It has been universally remarked, that in our time the several members of a family stand upon an entirely new footing towards each other; that the distance which formerly separated a father from his sons has been lessened; and that paternal authority, if not destroyed, is at least impaired.†   (source)
  • The picture I had before me, of the beautiful little treasure of my heart, sobbing and crying all night — of her being alone, frightened, and wretched, then — of her having so piteously begged and prayed that stony-hearted woman to forgive her — of her having vainly offered her those kisses, work-boxes, and trinkets — of her being in such grievous distress, and all for me — very much impaired the little dignity I had been able to muster.†   (source)
  • The reason is plain:—if the private right of an individual is violated at a time when the human mind is fully impressed with the importance and the sanctity of such rights, the injury done is confined to the individual whose right is infringed; but to violate such a right, at the present day, is deeply to corrupt the manners of the nation and to put the whole community in jeopardy, because the very notion of this kind of right constantly tends amongst us to be impaired and lost.†   (source)
  • The law has abolished the rights of primogeniture, but circumstances have concurred to re-establish it under a form of which none can complain, and by which no just rights are impaired.†   (source)
  • *j [Footnote i: It is perfectly clear, says Mr. Story ("Commentaries," p.503, or in the large edition Section 1379), that any law which enlarges, abridges, or in any manner changes the intention of the parties, resulting from the stipulations in the contract, necessarily impairs it.†   (source)
  • In America politics are discussed with animation and a varied activity, but they rarely touch those deep passions which are excited whenever the positive interest of a part of the community is impaired: but in the United States the interests of the community are in a most prosperous condition.†   (source)
  • In the war of 1812 the President ordered the militia of the Northern States to march to the frontiers; but Connecticut and Massachusetts, whose interests were impaired by the war, refused to obey the command.†   (source)
  • The most democratic laws were consequently voted by the very men whose interests they impaired; and thus, although the higher classes did not excite the passions of the people against their order, they accelerated the triumph of the new state of things; so that by a singular change the democratic impulse was found to be most irresistible in the very States where the aristocracy had the firmest hold.†   (source)
  • But the hermit might not find Sir Launcelot's sustenance, and so he impaired and waxed feeble, both of his body and of his wit: for the default of his sustenance he waxed more wooder than he was aforehand.†   (source)
  • Clarke sat quite still for a minute, then he said: "Rouge, impair, manque!†   (source)
  • All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers, but they could not afford to encourage any illusion that tended to impair military efficiency.†   (source)
  • Thus, though for weary months and months they had endured their long ordeal with dogged perseverance, the first thrill of hope had been enough to shatter what fear and hopelessness had failed to impair.†   (source)
  • He did, however, discover that the impairment of ordinary senses could be somewhat offset by a development of others; he acquired skill in telepathy which was perhaps remarkable, and though he made no claim to any specific powers of healing, there was a quality in his mere presence that was helpful in certain cases.†   (source)
  • But now she neglected this, and even proceeded to impair the natural presentation.†   (source)
  • Chapter XVI: That Excessive Care Of Worldly Welfare May Impair That Welfare.†   (source)
  • No legislator can attack it without impairing the very foundations of society.†   (source)
  • Bast"; his conditions must be improved without impairing his independence; he must have a free library, or free tennis-courts; his rent must be paid in such a way that he did not know it was being paid; it must be made worth his while to join the Territorials; he must be forcibly parted from his uninspiring wife, the money going to her as compensation; he must be assigned a Twin Star, some member of the leisured classes who would watch over him ceaselessly (groans from Helen); he must…†   (source)
  • They showed the head and shoulders only, and her hair was more plainly done than usual, low on the forehead, which gave her an unusual look; the face was thin and worn, but no illness could impair the beauty of her features.†   (source)
  • For although created immortal, it had become subject to decay and abomination as pan of the general impairment of nature brought about by Original Sin, was now mortal and corruptible, and should be regarded merely as a prison, the stocks in which the soul was entrapped, its sole purpose being to awaken within us a feeling of shame and confusion (pudoris et confusionis sensum), as Saint Ignatius had put it.†   (source)
  • There was Barnacle junior, also from the Circumlocution Office, leaving the Tonnage of the country, which he was somehow supposed to take under his protection, to look after itself, and, sooth to say, not at all impairing the efficiency of its protection by leaving it alone.†   (source)
  • Supposing he were to put Ralph Nickleby at defiance, and were even fortunate enough to obtain some small employment, his being with them could only render their present condition worse, and might greatly impair their future prospects; for his mother had spoken of some new kindnesses towards Kate which she had not denied.†   (source)
  • The quivers were soon exhausted; and though blood had been drawn, it was not in sufficient quantities to impair the energy of the combat.†   (source)
  • But with the whale, these two sashes are separately inserted, making two distinct windows, but sadly impairing the view.†   (source)
  • His notebooks impair his memory; his libraries overload his wit; the insurance office increases the number of accidents; and it may be a question whether machinery does not encumber; whether we have not lost by refinement some energy, by a Christianity intrenched in establishments and forms, some vigor of wild virtue.†   (source)
  • Although Driscoll was a freethinker and Howard a strong and determined Presbyterian, their warm intimacy suffered no impairment in consequence.†   (source)
  • The States are likewise prohibited from making laws which may have a tendency to impair the obligations of contracts.†   (source)
  • But even if political association did not directly contribute to the progress of civil association, to destroy the former would be to impair the latter.†   (source)
  • Before the end of September, Emma attended Harriet to church, and saw her hand bestowed on Robert Martin with so complete a satisfaction, as no remembrances, even connected with Mr. Elton as he stood before them, could impair.†   (source)
  • First, notwithstanding the proverb that constant dropping will wear away a stone, you may set your mind at rest that these people never will—never would, in hundred years—impair your ground with Miss Havisham, in any particular, great or small.†   (source)
  • Dressed with the utmost nicety and precision, in a quaint mixture of by-gone costume, with some slight concessions to the prevailing taste, which rather served to point the old style pleasantly than to impair its effect, she sat, in a stately manner, with her hands folded on the table before her.†   (source)
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