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susceptibility
used in The Magic Mountain

3 uses
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Definition
the trait of being easily influenced or harmed
  • Did she see him as some healthy nitwit from down below, whose susceptibilities were of the most harmless sort?
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (77% in)
  • The major was a broad-shouldered man with a low brow and bristling moustache—a hulk, who quite obviously was innocent of his daughter's susceptibilities and organic biases.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (44% in)
  • He listened to his relative talk about the disease that formed the common professional bond for everyone here, and of people's susceptibility to it; about Hans Castorp's own modest, but chronic case, about how the bacillus irritated the cells of the tissue in the bronchi and air sacs of the lungs, about the formation of tubercles and the production of soluble intoxicating toxins, the deterioration of the cells and the process of caseation, which if it continued to petrify into chalky...
    6.5 - An Attack Repulsed (44% in)

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