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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFECTS

An accurate knowledge of our defects will soonest lead to their cure.

Of their defects from an artistic point of view it is not necessary to speak.

These defects in his temper appeared more and more in him every year.

Must he not, for this, and a hundred other defects, have special training?

In the mean time the piece went on, and the shawl covered all its defects.

No catalogue of American qualities and defects can exclude the trait of individualism.

That there are defects in this gospel and programme of American fellowship, every one is aware.

Matters can thus be arranged so as to correct more or less the defects of the law.

He tried to remedy all these defects, but he was opposed at every step.

Some defects and difficulties may be noted in the execution of the communistic plan.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Latin defectus, past participle of deficere "to fail, desert" (see defect (n.)). Related: Defected; defecting.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.