handicap

01. By going around the world in his wheelchair, Rick Hansen showed the world that a [handicap] shouldn't stop you from achieving your goals.
02. People who only speak one language are severely [handicapped] in the world of international business.
03. Do you think having a foreign accent presents a [handicap] to you when you are looking for a job?
04. Jane's brother Daryl is mentally-[handicapped], and needs to be taken care of.
05. The Special Olympics offers a chance for physically and mentally [handicapped] athletes to compete in sports at an elite level.
06. The school has made some structural changes to accommodate students with physical [handicaps], such as those who are blind or in wheelchairs.
07. Phyllis found she was somewhat [handicapped] when she returned to work because her computer skills were lacking.
08. Politician Shirley Chisholm once said, "Of my two "[handicaps]," being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black."
09. Painter Salvador Dali once said that it is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize, and is always the first [handicap] to any creative functioning.
10. Ray Kroc, the founder of MacDonald's Restaurants, once said that while formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success; nor is its absence a fatal [handicap].
11. Blind musician Stevie Wonder once said that [handicaps] are really to be used another way to benefit yourself and others.
12. There is a Mongolian proverb which observes that rich is he who has no debts, and fortunate he who lives without [handicap].
13. Norway has a number of centers and clubs which are designed to encourage [handicapped] people to take part in sporting activities.
14. The country's economy has long been [handicapped] by its land-locked location, high energy costs, and history of instability.
15. Poland's important agricultural sector continues to be [handicapped] by surplus labor, inefficient small farms, and lack of investment.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • handicap — [ ɑ̃dikap; ɑ̃dikap ] n. m. • 1827; mot angl., probablt de hand in cap « main dans le chapeau », t. de jeu 1 ♦ Turf Course ouverte à des chevaux dont les chances de vaincre, naturellement inégales, sont égalisées par l obligation faite aux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Handicap.fr — est un site d actualité et d information destiné à toutes les personnes concernées par le handicap. Ce média indépendant et gratuit, crée en 2002, offre de l information sur toutes les thématiques du handicap. Il informe aussi sur des services et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • handicap — HANDICÁP, handicapuri, s.n. 1. (Sport) Punctaj acordat unui concurent mai slab. ♦ Totalitatea punctelor cu care o echipă a fost pusă în inferioritate de echipa adversă. 2. fig. Greutate, piedică intervenită în munca cuiva. 3. Deficienţă… …   Dicționar Român

  • *handicap — ● handicap nom masculin (anglais handicap, de hand in cap, main dans le chapeau) Épreuve, course ou concours, dans lesquels les concurrents reçoivent ou rendent une avance de temps, de distance, de poids ou de points, de manière qu ils aient tous …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Handicap — auch Handikap (engl. hændikæp ‚Benachteiligung, Vorbelastung, Erschwerung‘) bezeichnet: eine soziale (und/oder körperliche) Benachteiligung aufgrund einer Behinderung im Sport einen Faktor zur Nivellierung unterschiedlicher Leistungsstärken,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • handicap — hand i*cap (h[a^]n d[i^]*k[a^]p), n. [From hand in cap; perh. in reference to an old mode of settling a bargain by taking pieces of money from a cap.] 1. An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hándicap — 1. Voz tomada del inglés handicap (‘desventaja’), que se emplea, en hípica y en algunos otros deportes, con el sentido de ‘prueba en que se imponen desventajas a los mejores participantes, para igualar las posibilidades de todos’: «El resto del… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • handicap — / hændikæp/, it. / ɛndikap/ s. ingl. [in origine, gioco d azzardo con monete che si estraevano a sorte da un cappello, alteraz. di hand in cap mano nel cappello ], usato in ital. al masch. 1. a. (sport.) [gara nella quale i diversi valori dei… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • handicap — [n1] disadvantage affliction, baggage*, barrier, block, burden, detriment, disability, drawback, encumbrance, hangup*, hindrance, impairment, impediment, injury, limitation, load, millstone, obstacle, psychological baggage*, restriction,… …   New thesaurus

  • handicap — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. handikap, akcent na pierwszej sylabie] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. handicappie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} czynnik mobilizujący, ułatwiający zrobienie czegoś;… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • handicap — ► NOUN 1) a condition that markedly restricts a person s ability to function physically, mentally, or socially. 2) a disadvantage imposed on a superior competitor in sports such as golf and horse racing in order to make the chances more equal. 3) …   English terms dictionary

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