IMPERFECT in a Sentence

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Against this assault, the besieged could only oppose the imperfect and hasty preparations of a fortress in the wilderness.

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPERFECT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
imperfect
 n.  damaged, containing problems, or not having something
Classic Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
1  Lily made a movement which showed her imperfect assimilation of this example.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
2  It was nearly six o'clock, but only grey imperfect misty dawn, when we drew nigh the wharf.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
3  He at once explained that the black woman's offensive conduct was all due to imperfect training, as he was not there to take her in hand.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XX
4  Then, changing his language, he continued, adhering to the imperfect nomenclature of his provincial instructors.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 10
5  Against this assault, the besieged could only oppose the imperfect and hasty preparations of a fortress in the wilderness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 15
6  A faint light glimmered through its cracks, however, and announced that, notwithstanding its imperfect structure, it was not without a tenant.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26
7  In my eyes it bore a livelier image of the spirit, it seemed more express and single, than the imperfect and divided countenance I had been hitherto accustomed to call mine.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
8  Even this imperfect consciousness faded away at last, and he dreamed a long, troubled dream.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
9  She watched the return of the supposed ecclesiastic, with the purpose of addressing him, and interesting him in favour of the prisoners; with what imperfect success the reader has been just acquainted.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
10  His body was a foolish, impudent, imperfect thing, a little disgusting in its unfinished clumsiness.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
11  My impression of it is, of course, imperfect; but I know it was a dull white, and had strange large greyish-red eyes; also that there was flaxen hair on its head and down its back.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In V
12  If such lovely creatures were miserable, it was less strange that I, an imperfect and solitary being, should be wretched.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
13  His visit afforded her but a very partial satisfaction, while his own enjoyment in it appeared so imperfect.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18
14  So imperfect was this realization of the first of my great expectations, that I looked in dismay at Mr. Wemmick.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXI
15  An unhappy culprit, found guilty of imperfect exercise, approaches at his command.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
Example Sentence:
1  Each picture told a story; mysterious often to my undeveloped understanding and imperfect feelings, yet ever profoundly interesting.
2  Fed up with this imperfect universe, Don would have liked to run off to Shangri-la or some other imaginary utopia.
3  Soot is usually the product of the imperfect combustion of fuel.
4  Our understanding of cancer remains imperfect.
5  Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
6  Minor skin imperfections can usually be disguised with a spot of make-up.
7  Love blinds a man to imperfections.