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.
It is not a virtue with me, it is an infirmity; it is because of my nationality, because I am my father's son.
It is inexpressible how much this infirmity adds to a sense of shame, and a general feeling of deterioration.
Ought I not to speak decidedly, and unequivocally, of this my infirmity?
That thou must be the first to teach this teaching—how could this great fate not be thy greatest danger and infirmity!
She swept me a curtsey of surprising depth, considering her infirmity.
It is an infirmity in one of the eyes, making the two unequal in power, that makes men squint.
The poor cripple was handicapped from the start by his infirmity.
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.