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 Meanings and Examples of DEFECTIVE
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defective
 a.  having a faulty; imperfect or incomplete
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  I am not going out under human guidance, subject to the defective laws and erring control of my feeble fellow-worms: my king, my lawgiver, my captain, is the All-perfect.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
2  In point of composition," said Mary, "the letter does not seem defective.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
3  The learning of this people is very defective, consisting only in morality, history, poetry, and mathematics, wherein they must be allowed to excel.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
4  I am perfectly convinced by it that Mr. Darcy has no defect.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 11
5  I fancy, Lizzy, that obstinacy is the real defect of his character, after all.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
6  And these people thought it a prodigious defect of policy among us, when I told them that our laws were enforced only by penalties, without any mention of reward.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
7  Yet I am of opinion, this defect arises chiefly from a perverse, restive disposition; for they are cunning, malicious, treacherous, and revengeful.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
8  For nothing is more true than that where a country, having men, lacks soldiers, it results from some fault in its ruler, and not from any defect in the situation or climate.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI.
9  In this way the people were contented, and had no occasion from any defect in the solemnities to desire the return of their kings.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXV.
10  For often, from defect of judgment, men take upon them to defend others, when they have neither skill nor ability to defend themselves.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI.
11  Their great defect as laborers lies in their lack of incentive beyond the mere pleasure of physical exertion.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
12  But that is not all, that is not his worst defect; his worst defect is his perpetual moral obliquity, perpetual--from the days of the Flood to the Schleswig-Holstein period.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: VIII
13  If his odor is really a congenital defect, as he says, then there are ways of remedying it.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT I
14  The men of this party had both the quality and the defect of frankness in their opinions.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IX
15  Certainly there was no physical defect.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  I think the Realtor who said future buyers may consider the roof defective is giving you sound advice.
2  A machine will not function properly if any constituent of it is defective.
3  One strong proof of my wretchedly defective nature is, that even her expostulations, so mild, so rational, have not influence to cure me of my faults.
4  If the goods prove defective, the customer has the right to compensation.
5  These usually indicate the presence of steel tie-rods used to hold a defective structure together.
6  The firm had received bad publicity over a defective product.
7  The defect detracts greatly from the value of the vase.
8  The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
9  He was born with a hearing defect.
10  Most of people are looking forward the crystal-like loveā€”pure without any defect.
11  Pakistani terrorists regularly defect to another terrorist group with a totally different political platform.
12  Jaguar recalled 67,798 cars in April after discovering a defect in an electronic module that could cause cars to slip into reverse gear.
13  A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart.
14  Boeing said Friday that discovery of a 787 Dreamliner manufacturing defect by wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan means 43 of the jets have to be inspected for small hairline cracks inside the wings.
15  Once I have the chance to witness his worst moment, but u still can accept his defects and keep this as secret.