1 His skin was so unwholesomely deficient in the natural tinge, that he looked as though, if he were cut, he would bleed white.
2 You are extremely deficient in your facts.
3 I regard Louisa Musgrove as a very amiable, sweet-tempered girl, and not deficient in understanding, but Benwick is something more.
4 "But I ought to have looked about me more," said Anne, conscious while she spoke that there had in fact been no want of looking about, that the object only had been deficient.
5 My dear Mrs Smith, your authority is deficient.
6 The report that Diggory had brought of the wedding, correct as far as it went, was deficient in one significant particular, which had escaped him through his being at some distance back in the church.
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7 With these two facts in my possession I felt that either my intelligence or my courage must be deficient if I could not throw some further light upon these dark places.
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8 They were in fact very fine ladies; not deficient in good humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of making themselves agreeable when they chose it, but proud and conceited.
9 Bingley was by no means deficient, but Darcy was clever.
10 She was busily searching through the neighbourhood for a proper situation for her daughter, and, without knowing or considering what their income might be, rejected many as deficient in size and importance.
11 I hope, Marianne," continued Elinor, "you do not consider him as deficient in general taste.
12 I am therefore willing to believe that she was in a fit when we found her under the boiler; and that the deficient tea-spoons were attributable to the dustman.
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13 The author of the article was a young man, an invalid, very bold as a writer, but extremely deficient in breeding and shy in personal relations.
14 Though deficient in neither of these qualities, he had met an enemy every way his equal.
15 The citizen made a fresh pause and continued, "I have a wife who is seamstress to the queen, monsieur, and who is not deficient in either virtue or beauty."
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