Usage examples for defects

  1. When he had reached the bridge, his Majesty examined the work attentively; and finding some defects in the construction, had the architect called, who admitted the correctness of his observations, although, in order to convince him, the Emperor had to talk for some time, and often repeated the same explanations. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. Finally, all States seek the cause of social evil in accidental or deliberate defects of administration, and therefore look to administrative measures for the remedy. – Selected Essays by Karl Marx
  3. In either case one class of human beings gets abilities that they have not earned and others get defects that they do not deserve. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  4. The defects of France and Spain on the sea were not in ships but in men. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  5. My friend pointed out some of these defects, as we went along, and an attempt was made to remedy them. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. Its neglect in psychology is one of the crying defects of much recent work. – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin
  7. Any movement, that effectively calls the attention of the people to the weakness and defects of its ancestral religion, cannot fail, in that very process, to invite their attention to the claims of its rival, Christianity. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  8. Great care must be taken to see that neither of these defects is present, especially when, from the value of a book offered for sale, it may have been worth anyone's while to perfect it. – Book Collecting A Guide for Amateurs by John Herbert Slater
  9. So, take it from me, somebody's been putting you wise to my defects." – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  10. When, after passing through these double trials of life two beings have shown each other their defects as well as their good qualities, when they have really observed each other's character, then they may go to their grave hand in hand. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  11. Then let their merit be nobody's, and their defects his who could write no better. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  12. But other faults- or at least defects- remain. – The English Novel by George Saintsbury
  13. But society here has its virtues as well as its defects. – The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852 by Ben Casseday
  14. To show the excellences of the art and the lovableness of the artist rather than to hunt for defects is the duty and the delight of the teacher of literature. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  15. A people without character, a nation without liberty- everything you have will be borrowed, even your very defects! – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  16. It has some of the defects of the St. George and is moreover more difficult to graft, and its only advantage in California is that it is rather less susceptible to root- rot. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  17. Whatever were his defects, as a public character, he is said to have been, in private, a kind parent, a warm friend, and an excellent master. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  18. Who then of all so cruell may he be, That should detaine thy eye in his defects? – The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage by Christopher Marlowe