shortcoming

[ shawrt-kuhm-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF shortcoming
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHORTCOMING

She believed it was some fault, some shortcoming, of hers that had kept it from her.

Could their relationship fail because of this shortcoming on her part?

But be it said that his ill success was due to no fault or shortcoming of his.

They are, unhappily, temperate and accurate,—except in shortcoming of blame.

Madame did not receive this shortcoming of the courtier very favorably.

Evidently old Marda meant to atone for the shortcoming of the noon.

That was the way they put it now among themselves, Mabel's shortcoming.

And it must be allowed that democracy stood for a great deal in our shortcoming.

"There shall be no shortcoming on my side," she said to herself.

One shortcoming of such methods of arming an aeroplane will be observed.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from the phrase to come short "be inadequate" (1570s); see short (adj.). Related: Shortcomings.

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