Usage examples for sterility

  1. Next, if the factors responsible for sterility were acquired, they would in all probability be peculiar to certain individuals and would not readily be distributed to the whole breed. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  2. The Socialists, a body of completely sincere men led by several conspicuously brilliant men, had long hammered into men's heads the hopeless sterility of mere non- interference in exchange. – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  3. But there is even a higher grade of sterility than this. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  4. Was our race to perish by sterility, and if so, was sterility due to wealth and luxury or to poverty and disease? – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease
  5. Thus, if a swarm were artificially formed before the usual time of the males originating, the bees would be discouraged by the sterility of the young female. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  6. During three or four hours that we continued ascending, the scene increased in sterility and desolation; but, at the end of our second post, the landscape began to alter for the better: little green valleys at the base of tremendous steeps, discovered themselves, scattered over with oaks, and freshened with running waters, which the nakedness of the impending rocks set off to advantage. – Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents by William Beckford
  7. He had his intermissions, his hours of sterility, and then Lyon felt that the picture also languished. – A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly by Henry James
  8. In spite of their sterility, the military machines still claimed their million masses of men, still drained a third of the products of the world's industry. – Combat by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  9. And as months and years go by, the desolation and sterility of the place weigh heavier upon the spirit, the mind reduces its radius and grows inert, and stimulants stronger than current fiction are needed to rouse it. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  10. Yon moon is worshipped for her borrowed gold, Though charred and cold without a leaf to dower Her black sterility. – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  11. The uniform sterility of queens in hives wanting males, and in those where they were confined along with them; the departure of these queens from the hives; and the very conspicuous evidence of impregnation with which they return, are proofs against which no objections can stand. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  12. The agitation has a curious sterility: the people are exhorted to control their own government, but they are given very little advice as to what they are to do with it when they control it. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  13. Even a slight degree of sterility between any two forms when first crossed, or in their offspring, is generally considered as a decisive test of their specific distinctness; and their continued persistence without blending within the same area, is usually accepted as sufficient evidence, either of some degree of mutual sterility, or in the case of animals of some repugnance to mutual pairing. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  14. The remedy for self- sterility is inter- planting. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  15. Ungava spreads, in all its dark sterility, around him, as it did in the days before the traders landed there; and that bright interval of busy life, in which he had acted so prominent a part, seems now but the fleeting fancy of a bright and pleasant dream. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. Scotland had been kept back by the sterility of her soil; and, in the midst of light, the thick darkness of the middle ages still rested on Ireland. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay