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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INABILITY

There is one stream which I dread my inability to stem—it is the tide of Popular Opinion.

The inability of the men only, will put a period to our daily marches.

Her assertion was disregarded as to the inability to change.

The weak spot in his argument was his inability to suggest a reasonable motive.

Kirkwood groaned with despair of his inability to fathom the abyss of his self-contempt.

Thereupon he politely apologised for his inability to answer them.

"I think you must have taught her," I responded, and he enjoyed his inability to deny it.

His inability to distinguish the names of the stations annoyed him.

Roland had expressed himself as greatly hurt by this inability.

Her sadness was no doubt due to her inability to calm her life.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., inhabilite, "disqualification for office," from in- (1) + ability. Earlier was unability "incapability; incompetence" (late 14c.). General sense by c.1500.

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