Sentence Examples


  • 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.