a good/bad state of repair

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Definition of a good/bad state of repair

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: good/bad condition The car is in a good/bad state of repair.

in a state of denial

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Definition of in a state of denial (Entry 2 of 4)

: not having fully accepted something I think she's still in a state of denial about her husband's death.

in a state of grace

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Definition of in a state of grace (Entry 3 of 4)

: having asked God to forgive one's sins He died in a state of grace.

in a state of shock

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Definition of in a state of shock (Entry 4 of 4)

1 : experiencing a sudden usually unpleasant or upsetting feeling because of something unexpected They were in a state of shock after hearing the news.
2 medical : suffering from a serious condition in which the body is not able to get enough blood to all the parts of the body He was in a state of shock after the accident.

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“A good/bad state of repair.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astate. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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