Usage examples for defectively

  1. When Nansen's project to feed the starving population of Russia was first mooted, Kolchak's Ministers in Paris were approached on the subject, and the Allies' plan was propounded to them so defectively or vaguely as to give them the impression that the co- operation of the Bolshevist government was part of the program. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  2. And finding the Experiment not to be inconsiderable, and very defectively set down, it will not be amiss to acquaint you with what some Tryals have inform'd us, in reference to this Experiment, which both by our Italian Author, and by divers of his Countrymen, is look'd upon as no trifling Secret. – Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664) by Robert Boyle
  3. Then one day a defectively wired machine came sliding along, and dutifully Sam hooked it up and flipped the switch. – The Odyssey of Sam Meecham by Charles E. Fritch
  4. 88. 27. In the whole range of school exercises, there is none of greater importance than that of parsing; and yet perhaps there is none which is, in general, more defectively conducted. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. But if the dove runs defectively and there is any hitch, every one is dismayed, for the harvest will be bad and the pyrotechnist will receive nothing. – A Wanderer in Florence by E. V. Lucas
  6. A couple of flat pieces of inch- thick wood, four inches wide by six long, with a loop of leather defectively fastened for the insertion of the foot went to make up the pair of " backsters" by whose assistance I succeeded in traversing two miles of rough, loose shingle that separates the southern and eastern edge of Lydd marsh from the sea. – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  7. I now come to the relative considerations, which are individual, because they aim at rectifying the type of the species which is defectively presented and at correcting any deviation from it existing in the person of the chooser himself, and in this way lead back to a pure presentation of the type. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  8. Or art thou compelled, through being defectively furnished by nature, to murmur, and to be mean, and to flatter, and to find fault with thy poor body, and to try to please men, and to make great display, and to be so restless in thy mind? – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  9. The summer months are the fittest for malting this kind of grain, and can be only very defectively made at any other season, as it requires a high temperature to force germination, and cause it to give out all its sweet. – The American Practical Brewer and Tanner by Joseph Coppinger
  10. Without it we work in the dark, and therefore feebly, defectively – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  11. Even in Spain, where each department has its own minister, born and reared in the locality, where there are a press and a public opinion, where the opposition frankly opens the eyes of the government and keeps it informed, everything moves along imperfectly and defectively thus it is a miracle that here things are not completely topsyturvy in the lack of these safeguards, and having to live and work under the shadow of a most powerful opposition. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  12. These we interpret- though always, by the way, defectively only by analogy with what we have ourselves experienced. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson