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deaf and dumb

dated Unable to hear or speak. Although this phrase was once commonly used without any offensive intent, it is no longer considered appropriate. The educational options for those who were once called "deaf and dumb" are now much more plentiful.
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deaf and dumb

unable to hear or speak. (Used without any intended malice, but no longer considered polite. Sometimes euphemized as "hearing and speech impaired.") Fred objected to being called deaf and dumb. Aunt Clara—she was deaf and dumb, you know—lived to be over 100.
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The Manitoba Institute for the Deaf and Dumb of 1891 was a markedly different enterprise from Watson's school operating under church and private charity alone.
I]mpressed by the claims of the Deaf and Dumb upon the benevolence of the community," the society formed in 1824 and declared its mission: "to administer aid for the support and instruction of such indigent Deaf and Dumb persons as may be selected and placed in the Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb in the city of New York, and who, for want of adequate provision, cannot otherwise receive the benefits of instruction" (Address and Constitution 3).
11) Mary Toles Peet became deaf at the age of 13 and attended the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.
14) The Times held adverts throughout 1833 declaring the Deaf and Dumb Asylum figures alongside details of bequests and fundraising events.
The Deaf and Dumb Boy, a Tale: With Some Account of the Mode of Educating the Deaf and Dumb.
The accused allegedly raped the deaf and dumb girl whose parent had died and is leaving with her grandmother.
Chairman, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Absar Alam was invited as chief guest of the Road Safety Seminar who said that deaf and dumb people have their own capabilities and it is need of the hour to take initiatives to support them and facilitate them as they are integral part of our society.
We found that while census records contained generally expected columns for an individual's name, age, sex, race, address, occupation, and other classifications, they also contained a separate column that from 1830 to 1860 was labeled "Whether Deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict.
25 ( ANI ): Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said that releatives of whistleblowers who had died while performing their duties, were crying out for justice, and declared the UPA-II regime as an entity that has been both deaf and dumb to their plea.
There a few deaf and dumb students watching the ongoing first Test at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium here in Motera.
A police spokesman said they were called at 10am yesterday to reports that women pretending to be deaf and dumb were approaching people for cash in the Cross Church Street and Kirkgate areas of the town.
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Edinburgh Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society, the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, Pets as Therapy, Canine Partners for Independence and Click Sargent also had windfalls.
On 17 February 1821 an audience assembled at the House of Representatives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to attend a unique performance involving pupils from the Pennsylvania Institute of the Deaf and Dumb.
I've had that and pretended to be deaf and dumb for the next few minutes and talk about something else.
A warning has been issued to residents about a potential money-making scam involving two men claiming to be deaf and dumb.