Examples of infirmity in a Sentence
In recent years she has had to reduce her schedule because of age and infirmity.
the infirmities of old age
Recent Examples of infirmity from the Web
Because the court found the administration did not meet its statutory requirements, there was no need to look at the constitutional infirmities of the ban.
The decline that has followed since is more attributable to physical infirmity, a betrayal by the body that produced magic never before seen on a golf course.
Horton still worked out for hours at the gym, believing that exercise would combat his infirmities, but neurological irregularities were sabotaging his body, including his blood pressure.
This is not subject to the infirmities that are imagined here.
State prosecutor Sean Lugg told lawmakers Wednesday that the attorney general’s office believes the bill has addressed the constitutional infirmities noted by the Supreme Court, and that, based on those changes, Denn supports the legislation.
Jackson’s apparent infirmity at the funeral belied his famous spitfire personality, which would shortly become apparent.
As André Van Peteghem, Dumont cast Fabrice Luchini, whose dialectical extravagance and theatrical exuberance lend his character, a blithering sybaritic fop, the pathos of a physical infirmity matched by the physical comedy of the accident-prone.
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First Known Use of infirmity
INFIRMITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infirmity for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of being weak or ill especially because of old age
: a disease or illness that usually lasts for a long time
INFIRMITY Defined for Kids
Definition of infirmity for Students
: the condition of being weak or frail (as from age or illness)
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