Muteness


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Muteness

Elops
dumb serpent; gives no warning of its approach. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
Henry
bald-headed, pugnosed and silent youngster of comic strip. [Comics: Sheridan, 200]
Painted Bird, The
Kosinski novel about a foundling boy struck dumb by inhuman treatment. [Am. Lit.: Weiss, 345]
Singer, Mr.
mute whose disability restricts his social contacts. [Am. Lit.: Carson McCullers The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter in Magill II, 416]
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Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Mubarak, Governor of SAMA, visited Al Bilad Bank branch that is dedicated for people with special needs and saw modern means used for providing banking services to people with disabilities such as blindness, deafness, muteness and impaired physical mobility.
Edward Ello, Inclusion Advisor of Handicap International, discussed that disabilities come in many forms like blindness, muteness, deafness, autism, among others.
One of the features of absurdism, notable in the work of Beckett and Tati, is silence, a muteness derived from meaninglessness and communicative breakdown.
The message of the novel is that this kind of independenceua cousin, in its stubborn muteness, to that of Melville's Bartleby the Scriveneruis more deeply threatening to society than any conventional crime.
The resulting symptoms are states of sudden muteness, deafness, general tremor, inability to stand or walk, episodes of loss of consciousness, and convulsions."
Nevertheless, she became fed up with European company in Japan, and was quite content to travel in solitary muteness for a while.
In the chapter, Esmail justly critiques the scholarship on Collins's novel that attempts to read the heroine's muteness as symbolic of "patriarchal oppression" (86).
In this installation, the animals watch the humans, silently, in a mute stillness that seems absolute, that Younge (2012) refers to as "a condition of muteness ...
never suffered that form of falsification, the repetition (and suggestion of immortality) constitutive of stardom, while the muteness of silent film itself embodied a form of suffering, a speechlessness compelling the eyes to explore.
"Faced at the time with continued and expanding use of chemical weapons against our soldiers and civilians alike, and persistent muteness and inaction on the part of the United Nations Security Council, Iran was left with no alternative."
The first is not doing/ saying something and hiding behind silence: 'muteness as a virtue', he calls it; or 'not talking about what needs to be talked about'.
Some examples of disability include having a birth or developmental defect, a learning disability, a brain injury, lack of physical co-ordination, blindness, deafness, or muteness. Those who use a wheelchair or a guide dog can ask for their assistives to be physically accommodated.