Usage examples for deficiency

  1. Christmas- trees have since done something to make up the deficiency. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  2. This is because of deficiency in your observation of facts. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  3. Mark Forrester was a stout, strongly- built, yet active person, some six feet in height, square and broad- shouldered- exhibiting an outline, wanting, perhaps, in some of the more rounded graces of form, yet at the same time far from symmetrical deficiency. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  4. My sister says, she wonders why so many women spend so much time over the one art in which they have shown their deficiency- that is, music. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  5. While her deficiency in humor was admitted, she saw a glimmer of the absurd in her attitude and present situation. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  6. Of all this they are desirous because they think that, through these things, they may obtain: that there be not to them a deficiency of anything wished; neither of dignity, nor of power, nor of renown, nor of bliss. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various
  7. This is the deficiency, I am satisfied, with hundreds. – Godliness by Catherine Booth
  8. What I have added of my own is simple explanation: I have avoided saying anything where it could be given in the original; only where the old records fail to give a complete picture have I supplied the deficiency. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  9. The depot watchman agreed to let him sell papers at the train exit, and Teddy had done fairly well, earning enough to pay for his lodging, Ralph making up the deficiency as to meals. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  10. So that, if the act has not fully answered its purposes, the failure cannot be attributed to any want of officers of every description, or to the deficiency of any mode of patronage in their appointment. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  11. 167, will supply the deficiency: " General Bonaparte left Cairo in the utmost haste to place himself at the head of the troops which he had ordered to quit their cantonments and march down to the coast. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  12. In this I have entered day by day the number of pages I have written, so that if at any time I have slipped into idleness for a day or two, the record of that idleness has been there staring me in the face and demanding of me increased labor, so that the deficiency might be supplied. – Methods of Authors by Hugo Erichsen
  13. I was just learning to run the craft, and did not observe the deficiency. – Boy Scouts in a Submarine by G. Harvey Ralphson
  14. But the strangeness of the country observed, and the deficiency of exact information concerning its people, it was thought, would make welcome any contribution, however slight, to the knowledge of this section of our world and race. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  15. The writer must here again guard against being understood to speak of a deficiency in the warmth and vehemence merely of religious affections. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  16. If they are lacking in the mind, we find every degree of mental deficiency, every variety of insanity. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson
  17. The rain, of which we have certainly had a deficiency, has generally come at night, and the days which have followed have been beautiful. – Letters of David Ricardo to Thomas Robert Malthus, 1810-1823 by David Ricardo
  18. But Froude was not long in supplying the deficiency for himself, and his literary appreciation of Bunyan's style was accompanied by a sincere sympathy with the Puritan part of his faith. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul