Quotes of defect

  1. Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds. – Saint Teresa of Avila
  2. The fundamental problem with program maintenance is that fixing a defect has a substantial chance of introducing another. – Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
  3. William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect – Benjamin Disraeli
  4. There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants- more than anything else- to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are- and have always been. – Benjamin Jowett
  5. It really is a nice theory. The only defect I think it has is probably common to all philosophical theories. It's wrong. – Saul Kripke
  6. Sickness is mankind's greatest defect – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  7. If youth is a defect it is one we outgrow too soon. – Robert Lowell
  8. Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three -quarters. – John Major
  9. Perfection has one grave defect it is apt to be dull. – W. Somerset Maugham
  10. Human material seems to have one major defect it does not like to be considered merely as human material. It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above. – Czeslaw Milosz
  11. Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance. – John Henry Newman
  12. The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome. – Jonathan Swift
  13. To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect – Lu Xun

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

Idioms for