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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFICIENCY

It is the deficiency, and not the excess of this quality, that is to be feared.

Wherever her heart was interested, there never seemed a deficiency of mind.

"We must do our best to supply the deficiency," said Morton, as he entered.

Besides, it supplies a deficiency which would have occurred had it been left out.

The deficiency is something over two hundred million florins.

He has observed this deficiency in him when talking to Aristoteles on a previous occasion.

Not so; the deficiency which led to my conviction was not of words—certainly not.

The Atwoods, however, talked enough to make up the deficiency.

Constance did not hear her, but Patricia readily supplied the deficiency.

The want of this is the cause of more waste than any other deficiency.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from deficience (mid-15c.) + -cy; or from Late Latin deficientia, from deficientem (see deficient).

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