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  • There is, in fact, no form of dysfunctional family or no personal disintegration of character for which there is not a Greek or Roman model.†   (source)
  • Of all my dysfunctional behaviors, she hates me putting empty containers back where they don't belong.†   (source)
  • My new friends in the Secret Brotherhood of Dysfunctional Dog Owners had helped us more than they ever would know.†   (source)
  • The image that was emerging revealed a family that was socially and financially successful, but in all the more ordinary aspects was quite clearly dysfunctional.†   (source)
  • I was also plucked right out of the damaged world as a child …. my parents were severely dysfunctional people who were both taken to prison when I was young.†   (source)
  • Bernie Goetz and those four thugs on the subway were, in this sense, prisoners of their own, dysfunctional, world.†   (source)
  • Some suspend-your-disbelief fiction about how picture-perfect life was at home, forget the whole dysfunctional truth about Dad's alcohol-fueled tirades?†   (source)
  • It is poor, often politically dysfunctional, with tremendous uncertainties ahead of it.†   (source)
  • And after spending time with the dysfunctional Cole family, it seemed more important still.†   (source)
  • And she believes that toxic injection of live bovine virus marked the beginning of Christa's brain dysfunction.†   (source)
  • Ultimately, you may experience similar brain dysfunction to a stroke and begin to lose mental capacity as well.†   (source)
  • This is so dysfunctional.†   (source)
  • He was also required to report any computer dysfunction to Level I command, should that unlikely event occur.†   (source)
  • Everybody loves their momma—there is nothing even remotely unique in that even in this dysfunctional world we live in.†   (source)
  • The discovery disturbed him, because this expectation that the end of all things loomed was profoundly dysfunctional and antisocial, an illness from which he himself was only beginning to recover with great difficulty, and he feared for a society in which such gloom was widespread.†   (source)
  • A dysfunctional family, but ….†   (source)
  • It was not epilepsy and the doctors insisted that there was no physical dysfunction responsible for those symptoms.†   (source)
  • A surprisingly dysfunctional space.†   (source)
  • Everything else on TV nowadays is dysfunctional and for the most part has been that way for forty years.†   (source)
  • People grumbling about their hopeless governments, about the elemental and irreversible dysfunction of their countries.†   (source)
  • "Am I somehow to blame for their dysfunction?" asked Gabriel of no one in particular, and no one responded.†   (source)
  • What do you think about this for a band name: A Reptile Dysfunction?†   (source)
  • Most Americans ignore the fact that a third of the country's public schools are totally dysfunctional (because their children go to the other two-thirds).   (source)
  • "Talk about a dysfunctional family," Blomkvist said.†   (source)
  • This is getting a little dysfunctional, even for me.†   (source)
  • I don't even think this is a relationship, it's so dysfunctional.†   (source)
  • Our family puts the "dys" in dysfunctional.†   (source)
  • He'd done it in spite of presiding over what had to be one of America's most dysfunctional football teams.†   (source)
  • These days we'd give it a label, a dysfunctional something or other, but James probably only saw it as a problem in our approach to child rearing or a psychic neediness in young women whom society disregards and discards.†   (source)
  • It claimed that a striking portion of convicted serial killers came from dysfunctional homes and tortured animals in their childhood.†   (source)
  • This place in which Michael would grow up over the next five years was, by 1996, a portrait of social dysfunction.†   (source)
  • Her family had been categorised as dysfunctional, and she had no relatives who could look after her welfare, so it was decided that Lisbeth Salander should be released from the psychiatric clinic for children in Uppsala and eased back into society by way of a foster family.†   (source)
  • As far as we can determine at the moment, it was a case of deep antagonism in a tragically dysfunctional family.†   (source)
  • He was on the national registry, of course, and because of his age and condition almost at the top of the list, but the dysfunction had accelerated, and the doctors now told them that he was in real danger, that it was coming down to a matter of months, if a suitable donor wasn't located.†   (source)
  • Drawing further from my past, as I began working with adults who specialized with youth at risk, I offered reasons why some children who come from dysfunctional backgrounds react as they do and possible ideas to turn troubled kids around.†   (source)
  • "Divorced people who suffer depression and complain of cognitive dysfunction may be expressing the loss of their external memory systems," he writes.†   (source)
  • "Pakistan's dysfunctional educational system made advancing Wahhabi doctrine a simple matter of economics.†   (source)
  • Over on Ponce de Leon, a dysfunctional parade of crack dealers, emaciated prostitutes and transvestite party boys remind you that you live in a big city, but there are crickets at night in the summertime.†   (source)
  • He developed liver dysfunction, high blood pressure, back pains, chest pains.†   (source)
  • Besides continuing difficulties with her leg, she had endured for some years a pattern of ailments which — as with so many hibakusha — might or might not have been attributable to the bomb: liver dysfunction, night sweats and morning fevers, borderline angina, blood spots on her legs, and signs in blood tests of a rheumatoid factor.†   (source)
  • There were several ailments, less life-threatening than the cancers, that were thought by many doctors — and by most of the people who were subject to them — to have resulted from exposure to the bomb: several sorts of anemia, liver dysfunction, sexual problems, endocrine disorders, accelerated aging, and the not-quite-really-sick yet undeniable debilitation of which so many complained.†   (source)
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