Usage examples for unfit

  1. When Chester left he was thinking that, except for the outward signs of his adventure, Burns did not look as unfit as might have been expected for a happy hour with an old friend. – Red Pepper Burns by Grace S. Richmond
  2. As far as I know, however, all of them without exception were made unfit for use before this occurred. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  3. The country, however, on this flank was found to be unfit for the operations of large masses, and it was consequently determined to turn the Confederate left by way of Sudley Springs. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  4. I could not consent to the death of any human being, but certainly I should have thought such a creature unfit to remain in the society of men. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  5. The people are obviously unfit for a Republic. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  6. I hear that they all now stand, unfit for use, in various corners of the Royal Palace. – Johann Sebastian Bach by Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry
  7. The evidence against him was perfect, and the offence was not trifling; there was not the most remote chance of a pardon, but it seemed the poor wretch had been building up his dependence upon that hope, and was resting on it; and, consequently, was altogether indisposed and unfit to give his attention to the subjects that his situation rendered proper for him. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. Such animals, by reason of their 'stiltiness, ' are unfit for the saddle, but at ordinary work will perform their duties equally well with the animal of normal- shaped feet. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  9. The eldest, Dr. J. H. N.; the second, Charles Robert N., three years older than myself, of whom we do not speak, because he is as unfit for society as if insane. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  10. The ordinary two- wheeled country carts proved totally unfit for the transport of shells, and only 2000 four- wheeled waggons had been collected by requisitions made over a wide area. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  11. And you, sir,- he addressed his second son,- wholly unfit for civilized society. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  12. She was totally unfit to encounter much bad weather. – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  13. No one, of course, stayed very long at Homewood, unless he were hopelessly unfit. – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  14. He was dreadfully amazed at death, as being, indeed, very unfit to die. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  15. It isn't necessary, and it would only unfit you for your work. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  16. Every German, unless physically unfit, is subject to military duty and cannot shift the burden on a substitute. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  17. The meat was in a very nasty state, and totally unfit for human food. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  18. She, finding that the boy blushed and stammered when she spoke to him, pronounced him unfit for the experiment. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville