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Invalidism   Listen

Chronic ill health.

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"Invalidism" Quotes from Famous Books

... the profession, Scott reduced himself into a state of invalidism by excessive study. In 1774, when he and Cookson, another invalid, were returning to Oxford from Newcastle, where they had gone to vote at the general election, the good-natured cook of the inn at Birmingham, where they arrived at eleven at night, insisted on dressing something hot for them, saying ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Vol. 56, No. 346, August, 1844 • Various

... answered, coloring. "I took advantage of my semi-invalidism, and retired very shortly after ...
— Elsie's Girlhood • Martha Finley

... unreliable looking; yet this, as I learned subsequently, was her normal appearance. Being in the business of spying she practiced deceit, with the deliberate intent of seeming to be what, emphatically, she was not. She counterfeited chronic invalidism and she performed competently. ...
— Paths of Glory - Impressions of War Written At and Near the Front • Irvin S. Cobb

... art constantly increased. She was not willing to acknowledge her semi-invalidism and was filled with the desire to do something in art that would live after her. She was opposed by her family, who wished her to be in fashionable society. At length she had her way, and when not quite eighteen began to study regularly at the Julian Academy. She worked eight and ...
— Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. • Clara Erskine Clement

... between invalidism and delicate health for some years, and had settled into retirement until her daughter brought her out once more, first at Wolf Head, then in Beacon Street. The household, in spite of the fact that there were only three members, was known as an expensive establishment. ...
— The Man Who Wins • Robert Herrick

... Mrs. Clark's face was pale, her eyes were brilliant, and the look that she and her husband exchanged told that even invalidism and narrow means have alleviations, so full was the glance they gave ...
— Santa Claus's Partner • Thomas Nelson Page

... him as the stern fortitude which enabled him to hide the deep despair of an ambitious nature from every eye, and bear his affliction with a cheerful philosophy more pathetic than the most entire abandonment to grief. Carefully dressed, and with no hint at invalidism but the chair, he bore himself as easily and calmly as if the doom of lifelong helplessness did not hang over him. A single motion of the hand sent him rolling noiselessly to the curtained door, but as he did so, a voice exclaimed behind him, "Wait for me, cousin." And as he turned, a young girl ...
— The Abbot's Ghost, Or Maurice Treherne's Temptation • A. M. Barnard

Words linked to "Invalidism" :   ill health, unhealthiness, health problem

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