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infirm

Law (of a law, custom, etc.) lacking legal force; invalid
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It is a common practice with the Pawnees, and probably with other roving tribes, when departing on a distant expedition, which will not admit of incumbrance or delay, to leave their aged and infirm with a supply of provisions sufficient for a temporary subsistence.
In the narrow streets the progress of the journey was made sensible to those within by the near fronts of the houses gliding past slowly and shakily, with a great rattle and jingling of glass, as if about to collapse behind the cab; and the infirm horse, with the harness hung over his sharp backbone flapping very loose about his thighs, appeared to be dancing mincingly on his toes with infinite patience.
Stevie could have managed easily to keep pace with the infirm, dancing horse without getting out of breath.
There were strange faces in almost every house; in some he recognised the burly form of some old schoolfellow--a boy when he last saw him--surrounded by a troop of merry children; in others he saw, seated in an easy-chair at a cottage door, a feeble and infirm old man, whom he only remembered as a hale and hearty labourer; but they had all forgotten him, and he passed on unknown.
I could think of no better expedient, and therefore went away in the night between the 23rd and 24th of April with my comrade, an old man, very infirm and very timorous.
I am completely ignorant of it, madame," said the cardinal, accompanying his words with a slight shrug of the shoulders; "alas, our own wars quite absorb the time and the mind of a poor, incapable, infirm old minister like me.
He had not been long in the village, therefore, before his lodge began to be the resort of the sick and the infirm.
He said: "The community imposes a considerable trust in those who have the care of the elderly and mentally infirm.
People who look after the old and infirm will have to work for companies rather than being self employed and so VAT will be charged as well as other service costs, thus forcing the infirm out of their homes, into collective accommodation and their carers off the road.
The Secufone is aimed at a cross-section of the community including care associations, nursing homes, the elderly and the infirm.
WHY do the "experts and nincompoops" at Cardiff Bus, have to disrupt a perfect bus route - that's the number 9A, 9, 8 - when an area noted for its amount of elderly, infirm, pensions, mothers and children need a service to the UHW?
When was the last time you saw anyone give up a seat for an old or infirm person?