Usage examples for incompetence

  1. " Whatever's the matter," said Bordman darkly, " it's incompetence somewhere!" – Sand Doom by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  2. I employed him once, but had to discharge him for incompetence, and he has threatened my life repeatedly. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  3. No wonder the earl was astounded by the incompetence of Lord Galway and the Portuguese generals. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  4. Or is it the result of ignorance, incompetence, or indifference on the part of those appointed and paid to take care of men sentenced to " hard labor"? – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  5. In this despatch David Dundas proclaimed his own incompetence. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  6. It proclaimed the rights of the nation, and its own incompetence in matters of taxation; and, become liberal from interest, and rendered generous by oppression, it exclaimed against arbitrary imprisonment, and demanded regularly convoked states- general. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  7. There would be only one household lifted from the weight of incompetence and wretchedness that burdened the world. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  8. But the Government of the day was to be turned out on the score of general incompetence. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  9. It was Constable Wiseman's firm conviction that Frank Merrill had escaped through the incompetence of the crown authorities, and there were moments in his domestic circle when he was bitter and even insubordinate on the subject. – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  10. Wishing to show the incompetence of the friars, he says: " The education of the people is entirely in their hands; it is enough to say that practically it does not exist." – The Friars in the Philippines by Ambrose Coleman
  11. The failure of the attack upon Queenston, October 13, was due largely to the incompetence of the commanding general. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  12. Apart from that, his incompetence is a scandal, and I have wondered more than once how my father put up with it. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch