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disfigure

v. to cause permanent change in a person's body, particularly by leaving visible scars which affect a person's appearance. In lawsuits or claims due to injuries caused by another's negligence or intentional actions, such scarring can add considerably to general damages. (See: damages, general damages)

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When Shelley dismisses Symbolic disfiguration by associating it with social decay, he writes from a conventionally "Romantic" perspective.
One of the major musculoskeletal challenges of osteoporosis is spinal disfiguration such as kyphoscoliosis which results in chronic back pain and also can contribute to falls and further fracture (16,17).
This image communicates his understanding that all figurations are also disfigurations and that all attempts to face the text, to give it face through reading, will deface it through misreading as well.
It seemed to have more to do with the greater frustrations of a public hog-tied by being lied to daily and far more callously by a president and an administration and having no will to call them to order for these disfigurations of the truth and of our national identity.
Armstrong offers an especially fine reading of the Euclidian logic of early modern mapmaking in relation to what Lacan terms the advent of the era of the ego and the accelerated imperatives of empire, as well as the inevitable anamorphic distortions haunting such rationalized spaces--the disfigurations "on the margins of [the] Elizabethan 'world picture'" revealing its radical contingencies.
In the case of the latter, limbo operates as ma allusion to the (phantom) limb, the material, spiritual, psychic, and cultural dismemberments, disfigurations, and re-assemblages that are contained within the Middle Passage.
(3) Optimum Material Segregation and Salvage- with the same work parameters as detailed in method two above, except that the red brick facades would be peeled from all of the buildings to the greatest extent possible, cleaned of all mortar and any other disfigurations and organized/stockpiled/wrapped on pallets for future use on site as part of a new construction project.
45], but facial disfigurations that come with the syndrome should be in evidence in portraiture, and, according to Martin, they are not.
Many Vietnamese, however, say the country has been forced to attend to a disproportionately high number of disfigurations -- and some blame the U.S.
47), and this is signalled in critical anticipation: 'In all its strange Joycean paronomasia, its verbal disfigurations and dispersions, and in all its Beckettian ur-absurdity, Our Mutual Friend constantly interrupts any logic of readerly disavowal' (p.
In Lady Chatterley's Lover, the paradigm for all such disfigurations is that writ large on the national body of England, when its historical decay is configured as a sequence of substitutions, rooted in similarity and difference.