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  • n. Plural form of handicap.


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  • A smart and intelligent lawyer who, in spite of her gender and racial handicaps, is actually more than one dimensional and doesn't fit into the cultural stereotypes he's come to rely on ever since he saw West Side Story.

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  • Mr. Dodd was hired by the studios, in part, because of the potential long-term benefits of his Washington connections and clout, despite the obvious short-term handicaps.

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  • People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

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  • The terms are preferred in reference to physical or mental conditions that once were described as handicaps.

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  • We know that absolute equality of opportunity is hardly possible, but we can make it more nearly possible by the removal of all movable handicaps from the human race.

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  • The earlier the delivery, the higher the risk of long-term handicaps for babies as well. Music briefs

  • Premature births accounts for 75 percent of infant mortality and 50 percent of long-term handicaps, including blindness, deafness, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, developmental delay and cerebral palsy. - latest science and technology news stories

  • I have not yet seen the list of the ten snarkiest and funniest bloggers who mange to survive despite the twin handicaps of not owning a dictionary and being the Palmieri’s beetch.

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  • … In my opinion, people are playing better; it's just that their handicaps are the same.

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  • Our handicaps are a great deal different and because of that, we were able to stumble well together.

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