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In his ninth symphony he made his only confession of the inadequacy of his instrumental means.
HOW MUSIC DEVELOPEDW. J. HENDERSON
Inadequacy, helplessness, gaucherie, prove that the feelings are bigger than the eloquence.
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
But in "Hamlet" the inadequacy of the stage is of another kind.
The 'felicific calculus' is enough to show the inadequacy of his method.
The inadequacy of the teaching, however, was not the primal cause of the characteristic.
In both cases, wide differences of language and the inadequacy of translations to bridge the gap, lie at the root of the trouble.
To Origen's mind, however, the inadequacy of philosophical injunctions was constantly made plain by the following considerations.
As it was, I felt the inadequacy of my work, and I regretted it in the preface which owned its hasty performance.
YEARS OF MY YOUTHWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
These are the times that illustrate to a man the inadequacy of spoken language.
And then, as if from a sense of the inadequacy of this explanation, “But you will not despair—you will come back?”

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