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invalid

Logic (of an argument) having a conclusion that does not follow from the premises: it may be false when the premises are all true; not valid
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What does it mean when you dream about being an invalid?

A dream about being an invalid may signify the lack of confidence and energy to pursue some issue. Hopelessness may have crippled the dreamer’s will to stand up and perform.

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Invalidism in particular may have offered women a covert opportunity to express dissatisfaction regarding the domestic role and their resulting deprived lives.
Beliefs in the dangerousness of physical activity possibly lead to an attitude of "invalidism" and increase cardiovascular risk due to fitness decline (35).
It appears that exercise therapy does indeed play an important role in the treatment of rheumatic disease and in the fight against rheumatic invalidism. However, the primary purpose of the study was to determine which exercise mode, water-based exercise therapy or land-based exercise therapy, would be more effective in the treatment of RA.
One of the requested modifications was to change the standard for principal distributions to eliminate "other like emergency." The new standard would permit the distribution of principal for "education, including college and professional education, and medical, dental, hospital and nursing expenses and expenses of invalidism." The question was whether the "other like emergency" language created a general power of appointment in the beneficiaries, who were also the trustees, so upon the elimination of that language as part of the court's modification of the trust agreement, the beneficiaries released a general power of appointment that would be subject to gift tax under Sec.
Cohen said he had only the documented symptoms: "an analysis of this journey of invalidism that he suffered throughout his life."
John Gogarty marked "Private," George wrote, "I would rather he died in happiness rather than invalidism." Like W.B., George believed that Yeats's sexual passion was linked to his creativity.
This seems to suggest that invalidism was her profession as much as psychology was William's and writing was Henry's--a not unreasonable idea with regard to James, although it oversimplifies the troubled relation between illness and productivity in the diary.
And what if the system, well-intentioned though it surely is, does not adequately protect young veterans from a premature verdict of invalidism? Acknowledging and studying these effects of compensation can be politically delicate, yet doing do is essential to devising reentry programs of care for the nation's invisibly wounded warriors.
Examples of powers which are limited by the requisite standard are powers exercisable for the holder's 'support,' 'support in reasonable comfort,' 'maintenance in health and reasonable comfort,' 'support in his accustomed manner of living,' 'education, including college and professional education,' 'health,' and 'medical, dental, hospital and nursing expenses and expenses of invalidism.' In determining whether a power is limited by an ascertainable standard, it is immaterial whether the beneficiary is required to exhaust his other income before the power can be exercised." (2eq)
To make matters worse for the invalid this was also a period in which chronic moral disorder came to be associated with chronic physical disorder; thus the linking of invalidism with criminality which was reinforced in the Tasmanian setting by the convict legacy of so many invalids.
Part II, focusing on degeneration and psychology, introduces biographical and autobiographical material concerning Stevenson's understanding of his own 'nervous invalidism' (p.63), before moving on to explore the place of degeneration debates within his Gothic fictions.