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infirm
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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weak from old age or disease
  • We have already hinted that it is not our purpose to trace down the history of the Pyncheon family, in its unbroken connection with the House of the Seven Gables; nor to show, as in a magic picture, how the rustiness and infirmity of age gathered over the venerable house itself.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (62% in)
  • The miniature, likewise, had this last peculiarity; so that you inevitably thought of the original as resembling his mother, and she a lovely and lovable woman, with perhaps some beautiful infirmity of character, that made it all the pleasanter to know and easier to love her.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (29% in)

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