Usage examples for atrophy

  1. Sometimes the legs seem to be reduced in number by the partial or total atrophy of one or the other pair, but in all these exceptional cases there is no difficulty in realizing that we have to deal with a true insect, because of the other characters pertaining to the class, some of which it will be well to allude to. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  2. Instinctively, Catholic tradition has regarded it as a vocation apart- as, like the life of continence, a call to something more than human, and demanding a sacrifice or atrophy of functions proper to another grade of spirituality. – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  3. It was only weak in proportion to the atrophy of the muscles. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. What if this nameless languor, this mysterious atrophy taken vigorously in hand by Dr. Jedd, should be vanquished, and the girl should live? – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  5. The tail almost always tapers towards the end whether it be long or short; and this, I presume, results from the atrophy through disuse, of the terminal muscles together with their arteries and nerves, leading to the atrophy of the terminal bones. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  6. Another solution envisaged shutting off all light from the grass by means of innumerable radiobeams to interrupt the sun's rays in the hope that with an inability to manufacture chlorophyll an atrophy would set in. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  7. This atrophy of the os pedis is best noted at the wings. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  8. A story about a man who suffered from atrophy of the purse, or atrophy of the opinions; but whatever the disease some plausible Latin, or imitation- Latin name must be found for it and also some cure. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  9. Happiness can never come from the atrophy of nine- tenths of our nature. – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd
  10. It allows some of its organs to atrophy – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  11. Becoming useless, they must undergo gradual atrophy from want of use. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  12. Atrophy of young fruits is commonly due to the flowers not setting- i. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  13. Even in women who have developed normally, disease or atrophy of reproductive organs may follow constitutional strain or undue effort. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  14. The letter concludes sadly, " As to myself, I am so thin and weak that I cannot help thinking there must be atrophy and in any case my own idea is that I may be able to last till March." – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  15. His is a case in point, and a good one, because the atrophy is coming about not from physical disease, or from any dissipation. – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick
  16. There was a strange apathy in his senses, an emotional stillness, as it were, the atrophy of all the passionate elements of his nature. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  17. The almost total atrophy of any sense of enjoyment in Cornelius, or even any desire for it or toleration of the possibility of life being something better than a round of sordid worries, relieved by tobacco, punch, fine mornings, and petty successes in buying and selling, passes with his guest as the whimsical affectation of a shrewd Irish humorist and incorrigible spendthrift. – John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw
  18. Of course, by- and- by, they'll atrophy and disappear like the tails of our ancestors. – Keeping up with Lizzie by Irving Bacheller