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That fact must lead to an increasing number of mentally backward and mentally deficient persons.
The 'ancient' form of Gregory and Augustine, typically a homily based on and expounding a gospel text, came in the later middle ages to be thought of as appropriate only for ordinary folk, the kind of sermon with which 'only the mentally deficient, the hard of hearing, or victims of narcolepsy could fail to keep up' (as Dr Spencer puts it (237)), while, by contrast, the 'modern' sermon, with its structure of theme, protheme, reiteration of theme, and its process of divisions and distinctions, catered for the tastes of and was demanded by listeners of greater intellectual pretensions.
Lutz said the increasing discussion of battered woman syndrome inside and outside courtrooms may be encouraging judges to take a paternalistic attitude toward victims and creating the false impression that battered women are somehow mentally deficient.
67) The same logic can be applied to marriage laws restricting people with mental retardation, for these statutes establish a separate standard "For the Mentally Deficient.
One of the masons why Africa is the world's least urbanized continent is not because its people are mentally deficient - a common if unspoken view - but because it has so few navigable rivers or natural harbors.
a) an old, blind, lame, mentally deficient or impotent person, or
At the beginning of the novel the father is thirty-eight years old and his mentally deficient son is eight and does not speak except for occasional groans; he is probably modeled after the author's own handicapped son Hikari.
By the novel's end his plantation is in ruins and his only living heir is a mentally deficient great-grandson of mixed blood.
They are both mentally deficient One has a war wound, which I think is most important.
After his years in Reading Gaol, during which he was witness to the flogging of a mentally deficient inmate and the dismissal of a warder who showed kindness to a child locked up for a poaching rabbits, Oscar Wilde observed, "If this is how hHer Majesty treats them, then she doesn't deserve to have any prisoners.
His analysis of the ways in which insanity has been defined by Western culture and the ways in which societies deal with its mentally deficient members was the subject of Histoire de la folie a l ' age classique (1961; translated as Madness and Civilization, 1965), and the historical roots of the treatment of criminals are traced in Surveiller et punir (1975; translated as Discipline and Punish, 1977).
Having previously posited that its wrong to make fun of the mentally deficient, Im reluctant to further highlight recent revelations from author Michael Wolff, whose new book, "Fire and Fury," reports on what can only be described as insanity at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.