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Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it.

This does not derange the numbers, since the order of succession is observed.

Any food or medicine that will confine or derange the bowels is to be forbidden.

It was in gasps that he muttered, "Bon jour; excuse me if I derange you."

Egad, I've got something to derange the best digestion going!

That his pulse is racing does not derange his line of sight, if he has will power.

I caught her mind before the shock of your change could derange it and—conditioned her.

It has been asked, in what way do you suppose that the affections of a mother should operate to derange the members of the ftus?

Unforeseen accidents may derange our most profound schemes of policy.

It even went so far as to derange all my habits, and to break in, among the rest, upon my opium taking.

WORD ORIGIN

1776, "throw into confusion," from French déranger, from Old French desrengier "disarrange, throw into disorder," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + Old French rengier (Modern French ranger) "to put into line," from reng "line, row," from a Germanic source (see rank (n.)). Mental sense first recorded c.1790.

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