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INDEFINITE, NUMBER. A number which may be increased or diminished at pleasure.
     2. When a corporation is composed of an indefinite number of persons, any number of them consisting of a majority of those present may do any act unless it be otherwise regulated by the charter or by-laws. See Definite number.

NUMBER. A collection of units.
     2. In pleading, numbers must be stated truly, when alleged in the recital of a record, written instrument, or express contract. Lawes' PI. 48; 4 T. R. 314; Cro. Car. 262; Dougl. 669; 2 Bl. Rep. 1104. But in other cases, it is not in general requisite that they should be truly stated, because they are not required to be strictly proved. If, for example, in an action of trespass the plaintiff proves the wrongful taking away of any part of the goods duly described in his declaration, he is entitled to recover pro tanto. Bac. Ab. Trespass, I 2 Lawes' PI. 48.
     3. And sometimes, when the subject to be described is supposed to comprehend a multiplicity of particulars, a general description is sufficient. A declaration in trover alleging the conversion of "a library of books"' without stating their number, titles, or quality, was held 'to be sufficiently certain; 3 Bulst. 31; Carth. 110; Bac. Ab. Trover, F 1; and in an action for the loss of goods, by burning the plaintiff's house, the articles may be described by the simple denomination of "goods" or "divers goods." 1 Keb. 825; Plowd. 85, 118, 123; Cro. Eliz. 837; 1 H. Bl. 284.

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LEONARD WAS ABOUT TO trim down an old tooth for a crown and I was all numbed up, listening to the Beatles--Abbey Road--on small headphones.
We are just and numb to terms with " Gerald had been driving his blue and white Austin Mini Sky Rose west along St Helens Road towards Atherleigh Way when it crashed with a whiteGerald devastated BMW, which was travelling east.
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In a statement Mr Price's family said: "We are all numb and shattered at losing our beloved Boy."
They found that Numb is required for cells to maintain the correct balance between stem cells and differentiated cells in the gland.
Team Comfortably Numb was given the project by its sponsor and co-inventor, Mehdi Razavi, a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Texas Heart Institute.
"I had a disc that was nicking on my sciatic nerve and my leg was going numb during games.
Symptom Achievement Cluster [beta] SE CI Lower CI Upper Separate Reexp -0.34 * 0.08 -0.50 -0.18 Avoid -0.24 ([dagger]) 0.08 -0.40 -0.08 Numb -0.42 * 0.07 -0.56 -0.28 Hyper -0.32 * 0.08 -0.48 -0.16 Simultaneous: Ind.
He admitted he was "numb" after his watching his side surrender a 2-0 lead to lose on penalties to Conference North side North Ferriby United.
After losing both her son and husband to the disease, Susie confessed to feeling "numb" at being diagnosed.
The end result is that we can selectively numb the part of the body to be operated on and provide necessary and desired analgesia."