1 The materials at present within my command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous an undertaking, but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed.
2 I had before experienced sensations of horror, and I have endeavoured to bestow upon them adequate expressions, but words cannot convey an idea of the heart-sickening despair that I then endured.
3 In truth, nothing short of a total change of dynasty and moral code, in that interior kingdom, was adequate to account for the impulses now communicated to the unfortunate and startled minister.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneGet Context In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
4 can form no adequate idea of the change in Mr. Micawber's conduct, of his wildness, of his violence.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
5 Prissy was not the most adequate of nurses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER VIII
6 Captain Peleg's bruited reason for this thing appeared by no means adequate; though, indeed, as touching all Ahab's deeper part, every revelation partook more of significant darkness than of explanatory light.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
7 She had given reasons which he was unwilling to acknowledge as adequate.
8 He searched about in his mind for an adequate malediction for the indefinite cause, the thing upon which men turn the words of final blame.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen CraneGet Context In Chapter 11
9 Dear me, the parking arrangements are not what you might call adequate.
Between the Acts By Virginia WoolfGet Context In Unit 11
10 All day, as I drove upon my round, I turned over the case in my mind and found no explanation which appeared to me to be adequate.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
11 I feel I have adequate cause to be happy, and I will be happy.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte BronteGet Context In CHAPTER XXXIV
12 They were at a loss for an adequate motive.
13 But if from the comparative dimensions of the whale's proper brain, you deem it incapable of being adequately charted, then I have another idea for you.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
14 Now, this occasional inevitable sinking of the recently killed Sperm Whale is a very curious thing; nor has any fisherman yet adequately accounted for it.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
15 There is another substance, and a very singular one, which turns up in the course of this business, but which I feel it to be very puzzling adequately to describe.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.