Usage examples for incompetency

  1. I have already intimated my incompetency to describe a parting scene between two lovers, for reasons then specified: a tender meeting is liable to the same objections. – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  2. Between fright and incompetency I passed a most inadequate examination. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  3. That was regarded, perhaps rightly, as a sign of incompetency – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  4. She abolished State monopolies in the days of the Stuarts, as instruments of political oppression, and she has abandoned State bounties more recently as nurses of commercial incompetency – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  5. At any rate they have convinced me that the government's business could and would be better done by half the force now employed, if that half force worked under a consciousness of direct responsibility, each man to an immediate chief who could discharge him for incompetency or inattention. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  6. 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
  7. Unfortunately for us the place was under the command of Colonel Miles, who, for his drunkenness and general incompetency had made himself conspicuous during the first battle of Bull Run. – Three Years in the Federal Cavalry by Willard Glazier
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. At the same time that McClellan was superseded, General FitzJohn Porter, the gallant soldier of Gaines' Mill and Malvern Hill, probably the best officer in the Army of the Potomac, was ordered to resign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
  11. The great machine had run for several days without especial incident, but this morning Devlin's nervous incompetency manifested itself in a new direction. – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Draw lines of crime, of incompetency of vice, as tightly and uncompromisingly as you will, for these things must be proscribed; but a color- line not only does not accomplish this purpose, but thwarts it. – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Two pretty good reasons may be assigned for this seeming incompetency or want of energy. – Three Years in the Federal Cavalry by Willard Glazier
  19. Miss Helstone felt her ignorance and incompetency – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë