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An increase is also noted in the uric-acid diathesis and in diseases accompanied by respiratory insufficiency.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The poverty of earlier days was the outcome of the insufficiency of human labor to meet the primal needs of human kind.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
They too hastily confessed the insufficiency of arms and fortifications.
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
I believe that a few of the prisoners succumbed to disease and died because they had an insufficiency of nourishing food.
REMINISCENCES OF A REBELWAYLAND FULLER DUNAWAY
It was this insufficiency of rations which wrought the fatal dnouement of the glorious enterprise of Burke and Wills.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
An insufficiency of the externi of previous existence, or an elastic preponderence of the interni may be considered.
SCHWEIGGER ON SQUINTC. SCHWEIGGER
The Greek fleet was practically non-existent, owing to the insufficiency of money wherewith to pay the crews.
BYRONRICHARD EDGCUMBE
A prominent vocalist goes so far as to say that "vocal insufficiency and decay are prevalent."
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SINGINGDAVID C. TAYLOR
I tell you, Mr. Kennyfeck, that if it weren't for your foolish insufficiency Cashel would propose for Olivia.
ROLAND CASHELCHARLES JAMES LEVER
My failure to get marks in the written examination had only been equalled by the insufficiency of my practical work.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INSUFFICIENCY

  • curtailment
  • dearth
  • defalcation
  • defect
  • deficiency
  • deficit
  • failure
  • inadequacy
  • insufficiency
  • lack
  • lapse
  • leanness
  • paucity
  • pinch
  • poverty
  • scantiness
  • scantness
  • scarceness
  • scarcity
  • shortcoming
  • shortfall
  • tightness
  • want
  • weakness
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