Sentence Examples


  • They are both deficient in solidity and in permanent interest.
  • Fortunately Frederick had never been deficient in courage.
  • Although deficient in technical training, he handled with great skill the difficult problems which were presented by the Civil War.
  • He owed his political influence chiefly to his rank, his mild disposition, and his personal integrity, for his talents were in no sense brilliant, and he was deficient in practical energy as well as in intellectual grasp.
  • In 1795, under the joint operation of a deficient harvest and the diminution in foreign supplies of grain owing to outbreak of war, the price of wheat, which, for the twenty preceding years, had been under 50s.