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Pierre listened to him, straining each faculty to understand the essential points of the impending battle, but was mortified to feel that his mental capacity was inadequate for the task.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Four sides of incoherent and interjectional beginnings of sentences, that had no end, except blots, were inadequate to afford her any relief.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Of the swiftly scampering child, all that now remained were two tiny feet, inadequate to her weight, and a tendency to prattle happily and aimlessly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Each knight repaired to his post, and at the head of the few followers whom they were able to muster, and who were in numbers inadequate to defend the whole extent of the walls, they awaited with calm determination the threatened assault.
They came to start housekeeping and married life in the rather forlorn home of the Chatterleys on a rather inadequate income.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
George Edwin Mott remarked that the city hall seemed inadequate for the splendid modern Gopher Prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
It was all very pretty, but totally inadequate to illuminate the pictures which were usually left in the darkness of the side altars, and seemed to make the darkness all the deeper.
And fight they did; the issue of the combat being that the Valiant Soldier was slain by a preternaturally inadequate thrust from Eustacia, Jim, in his ardour for genuine histrionic art, coming down like a log upon the stone floor with force enough to dislocate his shoulder.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
But surely such an explanation as that would be quite inadequate to account for the deep and subtle scheming which seemed to be weaving an invisible net round the young baronet.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
Finally, the prisoner made it understood that his vocabulary was inadequate, and there stepped up a dapper young man with waxed mustaches, bidding him speak in any language he knew.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
They had never impressed me as being very strong, and I hoped to find my bar of iron not altogether inadequate for the work.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context