DEFICIENCY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEFICIENCY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  scarcity; lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  On Edward's side, more particularly, there was a deficiency of all that a lover ought to look and say on such an occasion.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
2  "Yes, Joseph, says you," here Pumblechook shook his head and hand at me, "'he knows my total deficiency of common human gratitoode."
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVIII
3  He would only show the deficiency of the others.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
4  This deficiency was likely to prove perilous in an emergency so critical.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
5  There is a vast deal of difference in memories, as well as in everything else, and therefore you must make allowance for your cousin, and pity her deficiency.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
6  Bitterly did he deplore a deficiency which now he could scarcely comprehend to have been possible.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
7  From this deficiency of nourishment resulted an abuse, which pressed hardly on the younger pupils: whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
8  Cathy begged that he might be liberated then, as Isabella Linton had no partner: her entreaties were vain, and I was appointed to supply the deficiency.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
9  Lily could not recall the time when there had been money enough, and in some vague way her father seemed always to blame for the deficiency.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
10  Colonel Lloyd's slaves were in the habit of spending a part of their nights and Sundays in fishing for oysters, and in this way made up the deficiency of their scanty allowance.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
11  Whether he knew of this deficiency himself I can't say.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
12  , indicating the man's deficiency of dress with a gesture of his hand.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law...
13  His skin was so unwholesomely deficient in the natural tinge, that he looked as though, if he were cut, he would bleed white.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
14  You are extremely deficient in your facts.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
15  I regard Louisa Musgrove as a very amiable, sweet-tempered girl, and not deficient in understanding, but Benwick is something more.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
Example Sentence:
1  Opacity of the eye lens can be induced by deficiency of certain vitamins.
2  If you have great talents, industry will improve them;if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
3  Symptoms of anaemia include weakness, fatigue and iron deficiency.
4  Deficiency in vitamins/Vitamin deficiency can lead to illness.
5  The clinical symptoms of magnesium excess or deficiency can be demonstrated to relate to this dependence.
6  Some elderly people suffer from iron deficiency in their diet.
7  Pregnant women often suffer from iron deficiency.
8  It has been demonstrated that a blood protein deficiency is the cause of this inherited illness.
9  Possible causes for lip twitching include ingesting too much caffeine, a potassium deficiency, reactions to certain medications or drugs.
10  We need management strategies to maximize the water productivity under drought and deficient water supply conditions.
11  An educational system which fails to teach basic arithmetic is seriously deficient.