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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.

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Within last 3 months several episodes of transient ischemic attacks with 30-40-minute periods of weakness and dumbness in left extremities took place, self-regressing afterwards.
But thankfully Obama is smart enough and stupendously cool enough to resist and eschew ideological fixity and dumbness that results in failure.
But when we finally saw this handsome, strapping, composed young athlete in the Newmarket paddock, representing a stable that never travels over on a whim, it is still a matter of public dumbness and private irritation that the penny did not drop.
There are lots of people who look down on his work, but he does dumbness with panache and a certain sense of fun.
I wanted to say something clear, and all I had was ears so full of letters and words: k's, diphthongs, sporks, and cyborgs, trying to neologize the collision of them or find someone to blame for my dumbness.
His only consolation is the possibility that "The Class Too Dumb to Quit can take all that it learned in Iraq and help rebuild The Country That's Been Too Broken to Work," an optimistic spin on dumbness which also characterizes the New York Times' choice of foreign affairs columnists.
Lines like 'The next time I see you, I'm gonna put a bullet in your head' should have taken this out of the way of under 12s, but teen viewers will not only enjoy the dumbness on view but will leave the cinema desperate to have a ride on Blart's Segway electric scooter.
The only disappointing point about his ignominious retirement is that we'll be denied his regular dose of dumbness, always a tonic in dire times.
That's where Isabel Archer is sitting by the fire thinking about her life, and she realizes that instead of a life of freedom she imagined she'd find by marrying Gilbert Osmond, she's trapped in "the house of dumbness, the house of deafness, the house of suffocation.
Their dumbness having disappeared, the two beggars were hurling invectives once again.
The numbness - or dumbness - lasts up to 24 hours and Sheilas' Wheels is urging female drivers not to drive until the side effects have worn-off - so that they can 'feel' the pedals and be able to brake suddenly without discomfort or fear of damaging the affected area.