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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Also im·po·ten·cy, im·po·tent·ness .
Origin of impotence
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH impotence1. impetus, impotence 2. importance, impotence
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How to use impotence in a sentence
He ridicules their morals and their offices as severely as he points out their impotency to bestow happiness.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Thus within two months the total impotency of the Frankfort Assembly was signally proved.Revolution and Counter-Revolution|Karl Marx
This certainly is the dominant note of Tchekoff's philosophy: the impotency of living mitigated by a vague hope of progress.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
England, how hast thou been cursed by debt and blood through the impotency and villany of thy rulers!
And as a straight line continued grows a circle, he had given them so infinite a power, that it was extended unto impotency.Andrew Marvell|Augustine Birrell