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"He has never expressed any anxiety," Grace began, with her inaptness at evasion.

She stopped, the needle poised above Lee's arm, realizing the inaptness of her remark.

The thought of "normal price" is an abstract one, but despite the inaptness of the word it is not without some practical validity.

The secret lies in the inaptness of the South Italians for good team work.

A moment's relaxation, or inaptness, may forfeit opportunity, offered only by chance and not to be regained by effort.

She started to leave, furious with herself for her inaptness, and instead of going she paused and turned back.

She well knew that her calmness and courage were entirely due to the inaptness of Clameran.

In this hope he was deceived by his own inaptness and his adversary's readiness.

WORD ORIGIN

1744, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + apt. Related: Inaptly; inaptness.

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