They are both deficient in solidity and in permanent interest.
Fortunately Frederick had never been deficient in courage.
The organisms do not carry on their work in soils deficient in air; hence the process is checked in water-logged soils.
Boots were worn out, greatcoats deficient, transport almost unattainable and, according to modern ideas, the army would have been considered incapable of action.
Many regions suffer permanently from deficient rainfall; in others, owing to the absence of irrigation works, the water supply is lost, while the burning of the grass at the end of summer, a practice adopted by many farmers, tends to impoverish the soil and render it arid.