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senile
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
mental weakness caused by old age; or describing a medical condition as caused by old age
  • This was a further indication to my grandmother that Lydia's senility was in advance of her own.
    p. 207.2
  • Lydia's nodding was the most detectable manifestation of how her senility was in advance of my grandmother's senility—or so my grandmother had observed, privately, to me.
    p. 194.3
  • Lydia's nodding was the most detectable manifestation of how her senility was in advance of my grandmother's senility—or so my grandmother had observed, privately, to me.
    p. 194.3
  • Grandmother was extremely—almost clinically—interested in Lydia's senility, because she took Lydia's behavior as a barometer regarding what she could soon expect of herself.
    p. 194.3
  • Lydia said; this was a pet phrase of my grandmother's, and Grandmother eyed Lydia as if this thievery of her favorite language were another manifestation of Lydia's senility being in advance of her own.
    p. 195.4
  • Germaine was superstitious and probably heard screaming, of one kind or another, every night; and Lydia—it was now clearly proven—was suffering from a senility much in advance of my grandmother's.
    p. 253.9

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