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