Quotes of unable

  1. The papacy again, representing the traditional unity of European civilization, has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism. – Irving Babbitt
  2. Impartial- unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy. – Ambrose Bierce
  3. It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one. – Robert Capa
  4. Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. – Andre Gide
  5. I won't quit skating until I am physically unable – Tony Hawk
  6. Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem. Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry. – Mikhail Kutuzov
  7. It follows from what we have just said, that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle, since an external cause would be unable to influence their inner being. – Gottfried Leibniz
  8. Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species. – Ernst Mayr
  9. There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them. – Herman Melville
  10. There are Anarchists in other parts of the world who are unable to, comprehend the position of the Spanish Anarchists. I do not pretend to censor these Anarchists. – Frederica Montseny
  11. Israel remains a foreign body in this large area, and it always proved that it is unable to coexist with this environment, because the, the scope of the massacres that it has committed does not permit it to coexist. – Hassan Nasrallah
  12. In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed. – John Rawls
  13. Our findings with reference to organized crime was that organized crime as an entity didn't participate in the assassination of the president. However, we were unable to preclude the possibility of individual members of organized crime having participated. – Louis Stokes
  14. Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done- unable to play except from paper. – Mary Lou Williams
  15. A few regular troops from old France, weakened by hunger and sickness, who, when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers, are their general's chief dependence. – James Wolfe

Usage examples for unable

  1. Basine listened to his talk with an aloof frown, as if he were unable to focus his attention on the scene. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. So you were unable to find Coconnas? – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  3. But for a time he seemed unable to speak. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. For a few minutes she was unable to speak. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  5. Unable to bear it longer I again went below to have another search for water. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. How is it that you're not ill, and unable to go? – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  7. The boy was unable to control his feelings. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  8. I sayd, I was sorrie I shoulde be unable to read them. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  9. Presently he would be unable to ask more questions. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  10. But in this direction too, unable to say what it showed, she had again broken down and again could only hold herself and let her companion sit there. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  11. So that when the ship struck I was unable to rush on deck with the rest of them, and so my life was saved." – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  12. He was unable to say more. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  13. She was unable to move. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. She waited for some time, unable to speak. – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  15. I have a strange feeling, my boy- for once, I find myself unable to explain- most odd, most odd ... – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
  16. She was unable to speak. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  17. Was engaged in many battles, an account of which we are unable to give. – History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York by Unknown
  18. Though sitting up, he was unable to walk. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  19. Benda was not prepared for such a scene; he was unable to speak. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  20. He knew precisely where to look, but he was unable to catch sight of the Shawanoe or his weapon. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis

Rhymes for unable