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Words nearby mutism
Example sentences from the Web for mutism
In fact we are tempted to jump at the conclusion that consanguinity is in itself a cause of deaf-mutism.Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population|George B. Louis Arner
Dumb walls merely, their mutism leaves large scope to imagination, and one may conjecture any but the right thing.
Even if the patient recovers, whether as the result of operation or not, deaf-mutism or mental deficiency frequently occurs.
A very complete family history showing deaf-mutism is given in Fig. 21.The Social Direction of Evolution|William E. Kellicott
Cousin Primitivo himself, with all the wisdom of the ancients, could not draw him out of his mutism.An Eagle Flight|Jos Rizal
British Dictionary definitions for mutism
- a refusal to speak although the mechanism of speech is not damaged
- the lack of development of speech, due usually to early deafness