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|Different use of the word "demented"
Written by Elizabeth Anne II
(2/12/2011 4:42 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I have to agree with much of what you have said., penned by Patricia AA
There are two (or more) definitions for "demented." I'm sorry for not making it clear which definition I was using. The first definition is indeed "insane," but I was using the word with the second (more medical) definition in mind which is "affected with dementia." I was simply wondering if Mr. Woodhouse was suffering from a deterioration of his mental faculties and Emma had noticed this and was protective of him because of this.
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