Usage examples for inefficiency

  1. In view of the existing political situation, and the known inefficiency of the Spanish in sea fighting, Jervis decided to attack. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  2. Adair shook his cane at Walker Jamieson who was grinning broadly at the spectacle of the old man fuming and sputtering now, not at his own negligence, but at the inefficiency of a government that would allow such things to happen. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
  3. In any case, Clive was a shrewd judge of men, and though very good to his subordinates, would never tolerate inefficiency. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  4. This punishment " is usually the consequence of mental inefficiency rather than moral obliquity, and does not hinder the student so dismissed from entering at another college or at Cambridge." – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  5. He had seen the post- cart come and go- for it came in and went out simultaneously at that out- of- the- way hamlet, where there was no one to write complainingly to the papers concerning the inefficiency of the mail service- and it was almost time for Harry to come and fetch him, as she had appointed. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  6. Here was another instance of American good luck and Spanish inefficiency. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  7. He pulled out a handkerchief and wiped his lip and forehead with evident inefficiency for the perspiration either remained or started afresh. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore