not equal to

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Many persons occasion seditions in oligarchies because they think themselves ill-used in not sharing the honours of the state with their equals, as I have already mentioned; but in democracies the principal people do the same because they have not more than an equal share with others who are not equal to them.
We may say that he is not equal to his mother when we put foot in France, if we are not poisoned or killed before then.
To my weak judgment it hath ever seemed that his gifts are not equal to his wishes.
Tal's intentions were good, but he was not equal to the task of translating.
I'm not equal to answering," said Sancho, "for I feel as if I was speaking through my shoulders; let us mount and get away from this; I'll keep from braying, but not from saying that knights-errant fly and leave their good squires to be pounded like privet, or made meal of at the hands of their enemies.
Hippolyte spluttered again, and amid his laughter said, "And you were saying that the Russian ladies are not equal to the French?
In the same manner I have now secured myself from the imitation of those who are utterly incapable of any degree of reflection, and whose learning is not equal to an essay.
The Kellynch property was good, but not equal to Sir Walter's apprehension of the state required in its possessor.
This time her nerves, already shaken, were not equal to the renewed torture of terror inflicted on them.
Because most probably then the rotary motion of the moon upon her axis was not equal to her revolution, an equality which presents each part of her disc during fifteen days to the action of the solar rays.
They are partial; they are not equal to the work they pretend.
Darya Alexandrovna, in her best gray silk gown, obviously worried about the children, who were to have their dinner by themselves in the nursery, and by her husband's absence, was not equal to the task of making the party mix without him.