• WordNet 3.6
    • n invalidation (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The rickshaw was invented by the Reverend Jonathan Scobie, an American Baptist minister living in Yokohama, Japan, built the first model in 1869 in order to transport his invalid wife. Today it remains a common mode of transportation in the Orient.
    • n Invalidation The act of inavlidating, or the state of being invalidated. "So many invalidations of their right."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Florence Nightingale served only two years of her life as a nurse. She contracted fever during her service in the Crimean War, and spent the last 50 years of her life as an invalid.
    • n invalidation The act of invalidating or of rendering invalid.
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.”
  • Irish Proverb
    Irish Proverb
    “Every invalid is a physician.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage -- but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.”
  • John Updike
    “That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.”


In literature:

This was the sudden death of the beloved mother, who had been an invalid for some time.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
About one hundred men were picked up and formed into an Invalid Company to guard these prisoners.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
I bent over him with an invalid's cup of liquid food prepared for this emergency, kept hot in a vacuum flask.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Pope Martin had declared the marriage of the Countess Jacqueline and Gloucester to be invalid; and Gloucester was marrying another wife.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
Who was this Mr. Richards who passed for an invalid, and who was no invalid?
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
I sincerely trust that he will not long remain an invalid.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
Meanwhile the invalid sank back upon his pillows, and a low groan quivered through the room.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
We have a priest-soldier invalided here now, who used to be of the service in the Cathedral, before he volunteered to fight.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The sight struck all, who recognised in the traveller the invalid minister with amazement, and some with fear.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
She is a confirmed invalid and seldom seen.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton

In poetry:

One too many, one sad and unwelcome,
That reclined in his invalid's chair,
With her pale, busy fingers still knitting
Yarn mingled with sorrow and care.
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
"You'll send for me when you're in need -
My name is BROWN - your life I've saved it."
"My rival!" shrieked the invalid,
And drew a mighty sword and waved it:
"Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum" by William Schwenck Gilbert
No more by shaded lamp, or garden fair;--
Yet hath she left a living transcript here,
Yon helpless orphans will remember her,
And the young invalid she skilled to cheer;
"Miss Laura Kingsbury," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
The choicest of fruits in profusion appeared,
On trees that he planted, and vines that he reared;
And few things delighted him more than to send,
A rare little treat to an invalid friend.
"To The Memory of David Scott" by John Henry Kimble
Thou'lt leave my hand with eager speed
The new discovered things to see--
The old pond with its water weed
And danger-daring willow tree,
Who leans an ancient invalid
Oer spots where deepest waters be.
"To Anna Three Years Old" by John Clare
And loud and earnestly to God the noble heroine did cry,
And the poor invalid's bosom heaved many a sigh;
Oh! heaven, hard was the fate of this woman of sixty years of age,
Tossing about on the briny deep, while the storm fiend did rage.
"The Wreck of the 'Columbine'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Sanofi's Patents on Cancer Drug Taxotere Invalidated .
Capital plan invalidated , now hinges on state Supreme Court.
Rich Miller / Capital plan invalidated , now hinges on state Supreme Court.
Apple may have a hard job in invalidating HTC patents.
The legal process led to the finding of the South Bronx districts where more than one out of every three votes were invalidated .
Weber, "Correction to "Cache Invalidation Patterns in Shared-Memory Multiprocessors"," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol 41, no 12, pp 1631-1632, December, 1992.
County responds to ' invalidity ' label.
Originally promoted as a drink for invalids and children, malt powder began to appeal to other tastes and needs.
Peter Dinklage in The Imaginary Invalid.
Playmakers' 'Imaginary Invalid' is fun but Molière it's not.
Glenn McConnell is in a runoff to be the nominee again, but the state Supreme Court could declare the do-over primary invalid.
Court invalidates NLRB election 'ambush' rule.
Refers to invalid links on the Web.
MSC affirms invalidity of parental waivers.
From The Los Angeles Daily News: A California appellate court has invalidated a settlement that exempted dozens of struggling Los Angeles Unified schools from seniority -based layoffs.

In science:

This form of Stable distribution is typical of the distributions that occur for an invalid CLT in standard sampling QMC.
Optimum and efficient sampling for variational quantum Monte Carlo
Nowadays, however, it is thought that these experiments are in fact possibly restricted in their conclusiveness by several “loopholes,” which are features of the experiments that may invalidate the logical inevitability of their interpretation (vice theory per se ).
A "Spoof Loophole" Contra Nonlocality
While overall valuable, we believe that this article does not invalidate our model and conclusions.
Comment on "Tunable Band Gaps in Bilayer Graphene-BN Heterostructures"
It might appear that such unbounded data could invalidate some of the assumptions in the definition of an IBH.
Regular isolated black holes
The criticism is based on the fact that the Newtonian background is not ”accelerating”, invalidating the conclusions of the linear analysis.
Continuous matter creation and the acceleration of the universe: a replay