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be of unsound mind

To have impaired or dysfunctional thought, memory, and/or cognitive understanding; unable to think and/or understand for oneself. My poor grandfather has been of unsound mind ever since he suffered that stroke last year.
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of unsound mind

Having impaired or dysfunctional thought, memory, and/or cognitive understanding; unable to think and/or understand for oneself. My poor grandfather has been of unsound mind ever since he suffered that stroke last year.
See also: mind, of, unsound
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asserting that "It]he Committee can conceive of no safer body, no more august body, no body less liable to temptation to use the power for political gain or any other improper motive, than the Supreme Court of Alabama," and advising the convention that "[t]he further safeguard was provided, in case of the unsoundness of mind of the Governor, that the Supreme Court should not take cognizance of it, unless that question was brought before that body by some officer not next in the succession").
Hogg's response was to file an affidavit suggesting Campbell was "not of sound mind," to which she responded that she was not "of unsound mind, unless it be a mark of unsoundness of mind to want one's money paid one.
The seven-year-old was runner-up to Mirjan in this race in 2004 but has been off the track for 22 months due to unsoundness.
Whether or not Williams and O'Dell were innocent, that unsoundness remains.
Second, it can offer aid to particular institutions if it judges their problems to be the product of temporarily dislocated markets rather than of some fundamental unsoundness, (10) If these powers are used in a timely fashion, then the potentially damaging downward spiral can be avoided, or at least mitigated.
Seeking a balance between an emphasis on the unsoundness of the theoretical bases of these systems and the evident discrepancy between theory and practice, I have suggested in my book Political Will and Personal Belief (1999) that "the discrepancy .
From Austin's standpoint, verdictives have obvious connections to truth and falsehood, fairness and unfairness, soundness and unsoundness.
Efforts by religious institutions can work to the social good, and religious allies can become necessary in any valued cause--independent of any philosophical or scientific unsoundness of their official doctrines.
In addition, internal chills do not always fuse completely with the casting, thus establishing points of weakness, such as lack of pressure tightness and radiographic unsoundness.
If, according to Emerson, "travelling is a fool's paradise," for "the rage of travelling is a symptom of deeper unsoundness," (38) nonetheless, travel for travel's sake has always been popular.
define serious problems to include banking crises that involve bank runs, collapses of financial firms, or massive government intervention, as well as less damaging but extensive unsoundness of institutions.
An alternative approach, which recognises the unsoundness of past reform proposals, is to direct sufficient funds to universities to help restore academic values and to offer a quality product.
If all investors do so, then their predictions of the unsoundness of the country are verified, even if there was nothing fundamentally wrong with the economy and even if, in the absence of the speculative attack, the trade deficit would have been sustainable.
Reasonable criteria of selection, therefore, such as lack of available space, financial unsoundness, or possibly low business or ethical standards, would not violate the standards of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
But poor internal governance has been an important factor behind several cases of unsoundness.