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DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND. A man born deaf, dumb, and blind, is considered an idiot. (q.v.) 1 Bl. Com. 304; F. N. B. 233; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2111.

DUMB. One who cannot speak; a person who is mute. See Deaf and dumb, Deaf, dumb, and blind; Mute, standing mute.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'The best evidence that Umno leaders are getting 'dumb and dumber' over the years is their continued silence - even now on the 1MDB scandal - when the whole world had been condemning Malaysia for becoming a global kleptocracy as a result of the 1MDB scandal!
Explaining the title of the book, Pilane said 'often we are called dumb for chasing a dream that other people cannot see for the faith we carry in God even in the midst of troubles or as parents who refuse to give up on their stubborn children.'
"But I have never said I was dumb and that is what people assume I am.
The dumb phone gives you plenty of opportunities to hone your skills of not giving a damn.
I said before ref was dumb idea, other things shdve been tried 1st.
MANAMA: Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) announced its plans to launch a unified dictionary for banking terminologies in sign language, which enables deaf and dumb to deal with banks and make banking transactions easily.
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LAHORE -- Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed Punjab government to evolve policy within one week for providing jobs to the deaf and dumb and disabled persons who come upto the norms of merit.
The dumb show is a reminder that early modern plays are products and relics of a theatrical milieu very different from our own.
Yes, dumb statements are a fact of life, but you can reduce the negative impact of someone else's dumb statements by playing dumb yourself--meaning that you pretend like you did not see it or hear it when another person does or says something ill advised.
"I am not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I am not dumb - and I am not blonde either" - Singer Dolly Parton.
I guess the thinking behind today's unspoken rule is that politicians have no feelings to hurt, Alzheimer's sufferers won't remember the slur, and blondes and animals are too dumb to notice" Actress Maureen Lipman, below "I am not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I am not dumb - and I am not blonde either" Singer Dolly Parton "We lost our shadow chancellor but most people thought we had lost our balls before the election" Liz Kendall, a Labour leadership contender "Never take your first drink until the seventh song" The advice given by Sir Terry Wogan to Graham Norton, his successor as the BBC's Eurovision commentator "I keep in shape to stay alive, not in order to impress someone with a great body" Actor Sir Michael Caine, 82 "These talks will not be easy.