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senile
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
mental weakness caused by old age; or describing a medical condition as caused by old age
  • When he went from that place Max Gottlieb walked slowly, without purpose, and in his eyes were senile tears.
    Chapter 12 (**% in)
  • On the senile table was a pile of memoranda of debts which the Doc was always swearing he would "collect from those dead-beats right now," and which he would never, by any chance, at any time, collect from any of them.
    Chapter 1 (45% in)
  • He made the fruit to grow so well that man need not work—and then He laughed, and stuck in volcanoes and snakes and damp heat and early senility and the plague and malaria.
    Chapter 34 (61% in)
  • The doctors say it's senile dementia.
    Chapter 36 (56% in)
  • In his cups, though he severely retained his moral and elegant vocabulary, Clif chronicled the jest of selling oil-wells unprovided with oil and of escaping before the law closed in; the cleverness of joining churches for the purpose of selling stock to the members; and the edifying experience of assisting Dr. Benoni Carr to capture a rich and senile widow for his sanitarium by promising to provide medical consultation from the spirit-world.
    Chapter 39 (41% in)

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