mental faculties

plural noun

: ability to think clearly
It was sad to see that his mental faculties had begun to fail.

Examples of mental faculties in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His public persona reflected physical decline and time’s dulling of mental faculties that no poll or exercise regime can resist. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 3 Sep. 2023 Or something only someone with the mental faculties of a lump of plastic would try? Brian Underwood, Women's Health, 31 Aug. 2023 There’s a poignancy, however, to this enviable slow dance: an Alzheimer’s diagnosis that is stripping away Augusto’s mental faculties, transferring the weight of their combined memory and the daily work of meaningful engagement onto Paulina. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 The client was afflicted with Leigh syndrome, a severe neurological disorder that did not affect her mental faculties but left her bedridden and barely able to speak more than a few words. John Lynch, Arkansas Online, 5 Aug. 2023 Feinstein, the oldest sitting member of Congress, has been under scrutiny for years amid reports questioning her age or mental faculties. Allison Pecorin, ABC News, 9 May 2023 And matters weren’t helped by our hero’s rapidly diminishing mental faculties. Django Gold, The New Yorker, 6 Aug. 2022 Lois Smith plays Marjorie, an 86-year-old widow who, with her health and mental faculties both on the decline, is spending her last days with a Prime (Jon Hamm), which looks and sounds just like her late husband Walter. Will Harris,, 9 June 2022 Symptoms to look out for include pain and swelling in limbs, chest pain, numbness on one side of the body, and an abrupt change in mental faculties, among others. Serena Coady, SELF, 7 May 2022 See More

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“Mental faculties.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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