In at least this age and country it exists as the atrophy of a cureless decline.
The victim of obesity has no sympathies with the martyr to atrophy; he may envy, he cannot pity him.
Our faculties, like our jaws, atrophy if we do not use them to bite with.
But the atrophy of responsibility proved the canker at the heart of the Empire.
They pay the penalty in an atrophy of ...