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- adj. Affected by, or pertaining to, aphasia.
- n. One who is afflicted by symptoms of aphasia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or affected by, aphasia; speechless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or resembling aphasia; suffering from aphasia.
- n. A person affected with aphasia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unable to speak because of a brain lesion
- adj. related to or affected by aphasia
- n. someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand language
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Most recent evidence shows that some infants who undego brain surgery do indeed suffer language impairment; and, conversely, that some aphasic adults may relocate part of their language functions in the right hemisphere (p. 98)
From there she found nervy roles and they found her: an explosive pro boxer in "Fighting Words," a stuttering, seizure prone South Londoner in Sarah Kane's "Blasted," and a stammering aphasic in Sam Shepherd's "A Lie of the Mind."
Like he recognizes it is English but in some aphasic way it doesnt make sense
(Even Ike's famously rambling press-conference answers, according to his press secretary, were purposeful obfuscations rather than aphasic incompetence.)
I remember meeting an aphasic patient in his 70s who had lost his English very largely but who was able to produce some words in a foreign language.
Someone played saxophone badly on a rooftop a block away, and was still playing as my electric typewriter smacked the manuscript paper keeping broken time with the aphasic saxman.
Whenever you so much as mention the idea of an Obama presidency to one of them, they become almost aphasic with inchaoate fear -- it's like they believe that the day he's inaugurated a vast secret army of gigantic black men will be unleashed for a Satanic orgy of rape and pillage and murder directed particularly toward old white women.
Far less condescending to call that black candidate an aphasic idiot than to call him or her "articulate."
That evening she visited Joe Kennedy, the stroke-addled, aphasic patriarch of the clan.
The writing in The Picture of Dorian Gray was poor – characters lecturing each other, aphasic dialogue, book-saidism, and when was the last time you saw someone “knit their brows”?