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  • Ike repeated that theme with Swede Hazlett and confronted the haunting thought that a man in his situation might become a semi-invalid and “slow up operations, impede the work of all his subordinates, and, by so doing, actually damage the cause for which he may even think he is giving some years of his life.”

    Eisenhower 1956

  • I could not live with myself as an invalid or a semi-invalid.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • By 1866, he had lost all his money, then became a semi-invalid, racked with pain, living in poverty.

    The Prize

  • The year I graduated from college, my father had an aneurysm and became a semi-invalid.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • There was an obvious problem: How does a recluse and self-described "semi-invalid" gather material beyond his own penchants and propensities?

    DesignerBlog

  • While the tests were inconclusive, the doctor still recommended radical surgery that would leave Dorie in a semi-invalid state.

    Decoding Your Destiny

  • This was no exaggeration; he would later write to two friends telling one that the injury had rendered him “a semi-invalid” and complaining to the other that “the broken bone in my foot is causing a lot of worry.”

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • Hardly a semi-invalid, he arrived at our little French bistro a familiar, shaggy, 6-foot-2 teddy bear swinging a jaunty golfing umbrella, his "cane."

    Kurt Vonnegut Meet Jon Stewart

  • WALLNER: Well, it ` s hard to know because Jane was always a semi-invalid and seemed to be a depressed person, but this certainly complicated her life greatly.

    Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire's Favorite Son

  • Louisa had lived so long in semi-invalid retirement that she was little better than a cretin with regard to the small, practical affairs of life.

    The Way Home

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