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How to use imbecility in a sentence

He attributes much to the imprudence, or imbecility of the enemy, whose plan of saving an army he likens to Sterne's marble sheet.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
These symptoms may be present in a variety of degrees, and in advanced cases even imbecility or paralysis may ensue.
A STATISTICAL INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND TREATMENT OF EPILEPSYALEXANDER HUGHES BENNETT
As for Lyndaraxa, her repeated and unparalleled treachery can only be justified by the extreme imbecility of her lovers.
THE WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN, VOLUME 4 (OF 18)JOHN DRYDEN
He did not anticipate that there would be any other outbreak of violence, or anything more than a partial imbecility.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
They were induced also to do this by the imbecility of the kings who succeeded each other on the thrones of Syria and Cilicia.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
He would demonstrate their imbecility and his own greatness by his works.
ART IN ENGLANDDUTTON COOK
Pecksniff should have been retired ten years ago—for imbecility.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
All things and all men must be reduced to a dead level of imbecility.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
Miss Burney is quite sensibly frank in her inability to fathom this imbecility.
LAURENCE STERNE IN GERMANYHARVEY WATERMAN THAYER
In France, says the "Westminster Review," fidelity on the part of the husband is considered a sort of imbecility.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO IMBECILITY

  • aberration
  • absurdity
  • alienation
  • asininity
  • dementia
  • derangement
  • distraction
  • fatuity
  • folly
  • foolhardiness
  • foolishness
  • idiocy
  • imbalance
  • imbecility
  • inanity
  • ineptitude
  • insanity
  • mania
  • psychopathy
  • psychosis
  • senselessness
  • silliness
  • stupidity
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