1 In these accomplishments the twins excelled, and they were equally outstanding in their notorious inability to learn anything contained between the covers of books.
2 The Old Guard signified their disapproval by a sheaf of cards, regretting their inability to accept Scarlett's kind invitation.
3 The inability thus to solace her outraged feelings gave her a paralyzing sense of insignificance.
4 Left to herself, Gerty mused distressfully upon her friend's plight, and her own inability to relieve it.
5 Lily had taken up her work early in January: it was now two months later, and she was still being rebuked for her inability to sew spangles on a hat-frame.
6 The more I consider this mighty tail, the more do I deplore my inability to express it.
7 The latter shook his head, and made a gesture indicative of his inability to reply.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 23
8 Duncan, observing that she trembled in a manner which betrayed her inability to stand, gently induced her to be seated, while he recounted those leading incidents which it has been our task to accord.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 25
9 From the total inability of the scout to address the Hurons in their own language, he was compelled to trust the conversation entirely to David.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 26
10 His knowledge of his inability to take vengeance for it made his rage into a dark and stormy specter, that possessed him and made him dream of abominable cruelties.
11 It was not so much the conviction that she was disinherited that caused her grief, but her total inability to account for the feelings which had provoked her grandfather to such an act.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 59. The Will.
12 Noirtier, burning with impatience and terror, was in despair at his utter inability to help his old domestic, whom he regarded more in the light of a friend than a servant.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
13 Cavalcanti, as the count's father, who highly approved of the union, regretted his inability to leave Parma at that time, and promised a wedding gift of a hundred and fifty thousand livres.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 84. Beauchamp.
14 After completely exhausting herself, she stopped to take breath: and, as if suddenly recollecting herself, and deploring her inability to do something she was bent upon, wrung her hands, and burst into tears.
15 There was no expression of surprise, no assumption of an inability to understand his meaning.