unsound state

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  • If it should be in an unsound state, it must be on no account made use of. Cited from The Book of Household Management, by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  • His mind, before he became first minister, had been, as we have said, in an unsound state; and physical and moral causes now concurred to make the derangement of his faculties complete. Cited from Critical and Historical Essays, by Macaulay V1
  • But in spite of this unsound state of things, the gentleman possessed all the showy surface-virtues that go so very far towards eliciting the favourable verdict of mankind. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 337, November 1843, Vol. 54
  • The objection suggested by these questions is a very valid and important one, and morphology was in an unsound state so long as it rested upon the mere perception of the analogies which obtain between fully formed parts. Cited from Discourses, by Thomas H. Huxley
  • The objection suggested by these questions is a very valid and important one, and morphology was in an unsound state, so long as it rested upon the mere perception of the analogies which obtain between fully formed parts. Cited from Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews, by Thomas Henry Huxley
  • A very gloomy prospect was before us: the men were already much reduced from illness, from using damaged provisions, and from hard work and exposure combined: our boats were in a very leaky unsound state, whilst all means of efficiently repairing them had been swept away in the hurricane. Cited from Expeditions in North-West and Western Australia, Vol. 1, by George Grey