Perhaps the culprit was the person who beat me to the publisher in Vermont, the sponsor of that idiotic contest!
In April 1718 fresh confessions were extorted from Alexius, now utterly broken and half idiotic with fright.
Howe, and for association with Laura Bridgman and Helen Keller; the Massachusetts school for idiotic and feebleminded children (1839); and the Massachusetts charitable eye and ear infirmary (1824), all receive financial aid from the commonwealth, which has representation in their management.
An appropriation of $2500 per annum was made for training ten idiot children under Dr Howe's supervision, and by degrees the value of his School for Idiotic and Feeble-minded Youths, which, starting in South Boston, was in 1890 removed to Waltham, was generally appreciated.
The one I caught dropped helplessly from a tree just ahead of me; it turned round for a moment to have an idiotic stare at the intruder and then set off running along the path.
In 1800 the inheritance descended to a prince feeble in body and almost idiotic in mind.
Let them do the idiotic and maniacal hooting for men.
Didn't he write in those idiotic broadsheets that anyone, 'whoever it might be, should be dragged to the lockup by his hair'? (How silly!) 'And honor and glory to whoever captures him,' he says.
The other, whose appearance particularly struck Pierre, was a long, lank, round-shouldered, fair-haired man, slow in his movements and with an idiotic expression of face.
It's all nonsense, all rubbish--those discussions which lead to nothing and all those idiotic societies!