Alma Hitchcock, the times I saw her, was a frail, birdlike woman who looked angry about her infirmity.
A man I have ever thought wore the motley rather from excess, than infirmity, of wit.
Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.
It is inexpressible how much this infirmity adds to a sense of shame, and a general feeling of deterioration.
The Princess was not sure of “infirmity,” but it sounded well.
That thou must be the first to teach this teaching—how could this great fate not be thy greatest danger and infirmity!
Yet that is the infirmity of the seneschals, who do not know their sovereign when he appears.
It is an infirmity in one of the eyes, making the two unequal in power, that makes men squint.
Just pretend not to notice, as he would pretend not to notice any infirmity or vanity of yours.
After two years of infirmity, Pasteur at length began to feel the recovery of health.
late 14c., "disease, sickness; lack of capability, weakness," from Latin infirmitatem (nominative infirmitas) "want of strength, weakness, feebleness," noun of quality from infirmus (see infirm). Cf. Middle French infirmité, Old French enfermete.
infirmity in·fir·mi·ty (ĭn-fûr'mĭ-tē)
A bodily ailment or weakness, especially one brought on by old age.
A condition or disease producing weakness.
A failing or defect in a person's character.