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  • noun Plural form of abnormity.


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  • "Symptoms include mental deterioration, vision loss, speech disturbances, and movement abnormities or paralysis," WebMD reports.

    Tysabri Clinical Trial - Woman Misdiagnosed With MS Dies 2006

  • It is rare for a man to fall in love with a positively ugly woman, but when he does, it is because exact harmony in the degree of sex exists between them, and all her abnormities are precisely the opposite to, that is to say, the corrective of his.

    Essays of Schopenhauer 2004

  • A lack of intelligence carries no weight with her; in fact, a superabundance of mental power or even genius, as abnormities, might have an unfavourable effect.

    Essays of Schopenhauer 2004

  • Those that immediately concern the type of the species, id est, beauty; those that concern other physical qualities; and finally, those that are merely relative and spring from the necessary correction or neutralisation of the one-sided qualities and abnormities of the two individuals by each other.

    Essays of Schopenhauer 2004

  • We now come to those other relative considerations which depend on each individual trying to eradicate, through the medium of another, his weaknesses, deficiencies, and deviations from the type, in order that they may not be perpetuated in the child that is to be born or develop into absolute abnormities.

    Essays of Schopenhauer 2004

  • Anthroposcopy pretends to know the fate not only from man's features and the lines of his skin (p. 47), but also from the osseous structure of the body and particularly from bodily abnormities

    Lunheng 1962

  • As a very fruitful source of morbid conditions of almost every nature, abnormities of the circulation of the blood are well worthy our attention.

    The Electric Bath George M. Schweig

  • I leave it to physiologists to elucidate the peculiarity of vital phenomena in these unfortunate abnormities of Nature.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman

  • More than even civilization itself, are at fault those pernicious abnormities, rare monstrosities, which are transmitted from generation to generation, or are also often newly developed and appear to belong to our civilization.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883 Various

  • The chief use of the method up to the present time, besides determining the diseases, injuries, and abnormities of bone, has been in determining with absolute accuracy the presence of foreign bodies, especially of needles, bullets, or shot and glass.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 6, May, 1896 Various


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