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Usage examples for defect

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Kind o' get the defect better. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  4. 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
  5. Experience had shown that its main defect was the doctrine of State sovereignty. – George Brown by John Lewis
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. This defect is what Federalism claims to supply. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  9. But there is one tremendous defect. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  10. And whether our real defect be not a wrong way of thinking? – The Querist by George Berkley
  11. 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
  12. The only defect is the lack of restraint, the lack of grace. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  13. 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
  14. If you have not love in your lyrics make haste to remedy the defect. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  15. He fancied he saw a small defect at a turn and stopped to examine it. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  16. The defect, however, was hardly perceptible, so nicely managed was the hair. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  17. 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
  18. A crime is, in the first instance, a defect of reasoning powers. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  19. But a cross with Tabari would remedy that defect. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  20. 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
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