Thomas Jefferson was already complaining in 1782 that the study of Greek and Latin was “going into disuse in Europe.”
Yes, they screwed up badly, maybe because their investigative skill set is so rusty from disuse.
At the central port, cranes dangle in disuse and buildings open to the sky.
The use of the pronoun, the disuse of the grammar pulled him up short.
Neglect and the rust of disuse were aging these modern pieces.
It doesn't seem quite the thing—but in the bush, polite customs have to fall into disuse.
I have just been testing practically what disuse does in reducing parts.
In former days it was not a thing unknown for unfaithful women to be drowned; but the custom has fallen into disuse.
If disuse has shortened them, as Darwin supposes, why has it also thickened them?
He suggested that animals modified their organs by use or disuse, and that the effect of this was inherited.