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Usage examples for defect

  1. A crime is, in the first instance, a defect of reasoning powers. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  2. Experience had shown that its main defect was the doctrine of State sovereignty. – George Brown by John Lewis
  3. And an intelligent woman, if she know by herself the least defect, will be most curious to hide it: and it becomes her. – Epicoene Or, The Silent Woman by Ben Jonson
  4. Kind o' get the defect better. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  5. We reached Simon's Town on August 15, and here the Naval authorities gave us every assistance, lent us working parties and made good our long defect list. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  6. And whether our real defect be not a wrong way of thinking? – The Querist by George Berkley
  7. The defect, however, was hardly perceptible, so nicely managed was the hair. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  8. The only defect is the lack of restraint, the lack of grace. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  9. The greatest defect of her singing was that, while the ear was bewildered with the beauty and tremendous power of her voice, the feelings were untouched,- she never appealed to the heart. – Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  10. The defect in the bone may be seen in skiagrams. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  11. Little Cloisters, placed as it is in the shadow of the Cathedral, doubtless suffers in some degree from this defect. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  12. But there is one tremendous defect. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  13. No doubt their pictures are true as far as they go; but the fatal defect of their work is that it does not reflect life as a whole. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  14. He fancied he saw a small defect at a turn and stopped to examine it. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  15. The only defect, however, under which the view labours is the important one that, whatever be the extent to which imagination must accompany knowledge, it is distinct from knowledge. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  16. But a cross with Tabari would remedy that defect. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  17. Notwithstanding this defect, personal impressions of an earthquake- shock give a fairly accurate, if incomplete, idea of its nature. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
  18. In the form at 2 in the figure we have the same defect, while in addition the liner will not adjust itself so readily in position to its bed. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
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