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Usage examples for unable

  1. Presently he would be unable to ask more questions. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  2. For a few minutes she was unable to speak. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  3. Unable to bear it longer I again went below to have another search for water. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. 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
  5. Though sitting up, he was unable to walk. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. She was unable to move. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. But for a time he seemed unable to speak. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. She was unable to speak. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  11. So you were unable to find Coconnas? – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I sayd, I was sorrie I shoulde be unable to read them. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  15. She waited for some time, unable to speak. – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  16. The boy was unable to control his feelings. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  17. He was unable to say more. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  18. How is it that you're not ill, and unable to go? – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  19. Benda was not prepared for such a scene; he was unable to speak. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  20. 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
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