Usage examples for congenital

  1. It was also certain that if that master happened to be a German, he should take delight in describing his hero as the Freewiller of Necessity, thereby beyond measure exasperating Englishmen with a congenital incapacity for metaphysics. – The Perfect Wagnerite A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring by George Bernard Shaw
  2. I should rather doubt this, as I have been told that congenital cataract can be removed if the operation takes place early enough, viz. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  3. It is almost as though a man should discover that blindness in a certain case was due to a congenital, i. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  4. As congenital amateurs our quest for truth consists in stirring up the experts, and forcing them to answer any heresy that has the accent of conviction. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  5. Yet there are ways of curing even what I regard as the very worst type of congenital criminal at the present day. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  6. Congenital cases are, of course, quite hopeless in that respect. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  7. The leopard cannot change his spots, and the human being cannot wholly rid himself of his congenital qualities. – Platform Monologues by T. G. Tucker
  8. It is yellow in jaundice, and is bluish, especially over the face, in congenital heart disease. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  9. The exceptions, the congenital cowards, slink out of war on any pretext, but if drafted are likely to acquit themselves decently unless neurotic. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton