INCOMPETENCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INCOMPETENCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  lack of physical or intellectual ability to do something successfully
 n.  inability of a part or organ to function properly
Classic Sentence:
1  Not that SHE ever understood: to this day she thinks that Aix didn't suit her, and mentions her having been sent there as proof of the incompetence of French doctors.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
2  When, however, they began to pass into a new region, his old fears of stupidity and incompetence reassailed him, but this time he doggedly let them babble.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  I have suffered a martyrdom from their incompetency and caprice.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  He listened to her moans about lost customers and bad debts, the swindling ways of Mr. Johnson and the incompetency of Hugh.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
5  If Lady Bertram, with all her incompetency and languor, could feel this, the inference of what her niece, alive and enlightened as she was, must feel, was elevating.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  Draw lines of crime, of incompetency, of vice, as tightly and uncompromisingly as you will, for these things must be proscribed; but a color-line not only does not accomplish this purpose, but thwarts it.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
7  Hugh was so incompetent, for all that he tried so hard.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
8  They'll simply suffer in proud and incompetent silence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
9  It may well be conceived, what an unsavory odor such a mass must exhale; worse than an Assyrian city in the plague, when the living are incompetent to bury the departed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
10  Therefore, though I have considered, and even attempted to obtain, every conceivable post, I find myself incompetent for them all.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
11  If there are a large number, it will instantly be ascribed to bad supervision or incompetent medical treatment.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT I
12  He's a Greek, so he says, and quite incompetent.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
13  She seemed to them to be absolutely incompetent.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
Example Sentence:
1  I resent the charges of incompetence made against me.
2  Banks and building societies were yesterday accused of monumental incompetence.
3  People of my generation who lived through World War II have vivid memories of confusion and incompetence.
4  Management have demonstrated almost unbelievable incompetence in their handling of the dispute.
5  He displayed his incompetence by turning in a report that was full of errors.
6  She claimed that the rise in unemployment was just a further manifestation of the government's incompetence.
7  The incompetence and lazy of his students outrage him very much.
8  The journalist slanted the report so that the mayor was made to appear incompetent.
9  Ten years of incompetent government had brought about the virtual collapse of the country's economy.
10  The employee was dismissed as incompetent.
11  He wants the power to sack incompetent teachers.
12  Lazy and incompetent police officers are letting the public down.
13  With a few honourable exceptions, the staff were found to be incompetent.
14  Considering them to just be lazy and incompetent is an unacceptable excuse.
15  If Matthew Hoh was some kind of malcontent or incompetent, this would not be the story that it is.