Usage examples for disablement

  1. The reply- and, in the writer's judgment, the more than adequate reason- was that the country could not at that time, under the political conditions which then obtained, afford to risk the loss or disablement of a single battleship, unless the enterprise in which it was hazarded carried a reasonable probability of equal or greater loss to the enemy, leaving us, therefore, as strong as before relatively to the naval power which in the course of events might yet be arrayed against us. – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  2. With the destruction, or at least the disablement, of the Austrian Empire, Italy dreams of bringing within her political and commercial sphere of influence a considerable portion of the Balkan Peninsula, from which she is separated by only forty- seven miles of salt water. – Italy at War and the Allies in the West by E. Alexander Powell
  3. General Wimpffen, who had succeeded to the command of the French army on the disablement of McMahon by a wound, acted on behalf of Napoleon. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  4. A doctor who will consent to do his best to cure, subject to assenting to his patient's continuing at work so long as actual danger is not thereby incurred, and so long as disablement for the more important race day is not risked, is sometimes, but too rarely, found. – Boating by W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason
  5. And when their representatives in Paris respectfully suggested that all such changes as might be decided upon by the Great Powers during their country's political disablement should be taken to be provisional and be referred for definite settlement to the future constituent assembly, the request was ignored. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  6. Feverish impatience and resistance seemed futile, and in my resignation I began to realise that to avert cramp and disablement from cold- for a chill, moist breeze from the ravine played continuously on me- some sort of exercise must be undertaken. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  7. The results are sometimes no worse than the ordinary results of dirt getting into cuts; but neither the doctor nor the patient is quite satisfied unless the inoculation " takes"; that is, unless it produces perceptible illness and disablement. – The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors by George Bernard Shaw
  8. It supplies the sterno- mastoid and trapezius; but as these muscles usually have an additional nerve supply from the cervical plexus, the accessory may be divided, or a considerable portion of it resected, as, for example, in the treatment of spasmodic torticollis, without any serious disablement resulting. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  9. A man so hates to discuss any physical disablement with a woman. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  10. Hence, Mowbray and Sainton, though prepared to face with a jest any odds in defense of their honor or their country, could now only look forward to an ignominious punishment, fraught with disablement if not with death itself, because they had dared to cross the path of one of the King's favorites. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  11. I wrote: What every delegate with sound political instinct will ask himself is, whether the League of Nations will eliminate wars in future, and, if not, he will feel conscientiously bound to adopt other relatively sure means of providing against them, and these consist of alliances, strategic frontiers, and the permanent disablement of the potential enemy. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  12. In 1824 the Combination Acts were repealed, and an instrument which had been frequently used for the disablement of workmen agitating for better terms of employment was thus taken from the employers. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  13. I can't believe vaguely in death and sorrow and disablement and waste being good things. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  14. We were all ordered to seal our equipment and obtain written confirmation from the nearest Police authority that the disablement had been carried out. – The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View by Norman F. Joly
  15. Even supposing their scant wage was regular, it is questionable whether they would be justified in stinting the bodily necessities of their families by setting aside a portion which could not in the long run suffice to provide even a bare maintenance for old age or disablement. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  16. From its original function as a military hospital for any kind of disablement it has dwindled to a home for a few incurables; while the greater portion of the building is now given up to collections and to civic offices. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  17. Dr. W. Leslie Mackenzie, who has recently written The Health of the School Child, said ten years ago, while health officer of Leith: Death is the ultimate and most severe injury that any disease can inflict, but short of death there may be disablement, permanent or temporary, loss of wages, loss of employment, loss of education, increase of home labor, increase of sickness outlays, increase of worry, anxiety and annoyance, disorganization of the household, general impairment of social efficiency. – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  18. It is universally allowed that one of the disease spots in our modern social condition is the increasing difficulty which bars conscientious men from entering on marriage and rearing families, if limited means would in the case of their death or disablement throw the woman and their common offspring comparatively helpless into the fierce stream of our modern economic life. – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner