Usage examples for incompetency

  1. Between fright and incompetency I passed a most inadequate examination. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  2. He was nevertheless appointed judge, was impeached by Congress in 1872 under charges of incompetency, corruption, and drunkenness on and off the bench, and resigned while the impeachment committee was taking testimony. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  3. This order has been made to give to the accused his right to be heard but without in anyway impairing the power of removal, which should always be exercised in cases of inefficiency and incompetency, and which is one of the vital safeguards of the civil service reform system, preventing stagnation and deadwood and keeping every employee keenly alive to the fact that the security of his tenure depends not on favor but on his own tested and carefully watched record of service. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. Miss Helstone felt her ignorance and incompetency. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  5. A bachelor under thirty, with a competence of such dimensions that it had entailed incompetency, and a doting family that danced attendance upon his every whim, he was figuratively as well as literally at sea in this new environment. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  6. He gives examples of the carelessness and incompetency of the rural record keepers, and insists that the percentage is really much higher than the official figures would indicate. – Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George B. Louis Arner
  7. She referred it, not to individual cases of masculine tyranny or feminine incompetency, but to the fundamental misconception of the relations of the sexes. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  8. If any thought of disputing the will, on the ground of his father's incompetency, had ever entered Elisha Barton's mind, he did not dare, then or afterwards, to express it. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  9. At the same time that McClellan was superseded, General FitzJohn Porter, the gallant soldier of Gaines' Mill and Malvern Hill, probably the best officer in the Army of the Potomac, was ordered to resign command of the Fifth Army Corps, and to appear before a court- martial on charges of incompetency and neglect of duty at the Second Manassas. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  10. If you encourage thoughts of fear, hesitation, disease, trouble, decay, incompetency, failure and feebleness, you at once give an impetus to the disintegrating forces within you to begin their work- and you gradually become ill, timorous, and diseased in mind and body. – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  11. If a girl must be trusted to incompetent, or, at the best, doubtful, teachers during half her school life, let that half be the last, and not the first, and incompetency will be shorn of half its power to injure. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  12. That was regarded, perhaps rightly, as a sign of incompetency. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn