Sentence Examples


  • As early as 1553 he had ceased to trust Sylvester and Adashev, owing to their extraordinary backwardness in supporting the claims of his infant son to the throne while he himself lay at the point of death.
  • The relative backwardness of telegraphy in Great Britain was attributed to high charges made by the companies and to restricted facilities.
  • Danby, while communicating the "Popish Plot" to the parliament, had from the first expressed his disbelief in the so-called revelations of Titus Oates, and his backwardness in the matter now furnished an additional charge of having "traitorously concealed the plot."
  • The application of the a priori method in economics was an accident, due to its association with other subjects and the general backwardness of other sciences rather than any exceptional and peculiar character in the subject-matter of the science itself.
  • The backwardness of economic science has been an index of the danger threatening the industrial and commercial supremacy of the United Kingdom.

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