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He was the figure that stood forth representative of the whole miserable mass of weaklings and inefficients who perished according to biological law on the ragged confines of life.
His third book, Mass and Master, became a text-book in the American universities; and almost before he knew it, he was at work on a fourth one, The Fallacy of the Inefficient.
But in four years more the Parliamentary government, bigoted and inefficient, made itself impossible, and then for five years, until his death, Oliver Cromwell strongly ruled England as Protector.
Of course, all the chances were that de Barral should have fallen upon a perfectly harmless, naive, usual, inefficient specimen of respectable governess for his daughter; or on a commonplace silly adventuress who would have tried, say, to marry him or work some other sort of common mischief in a small way.
Brought from all the recesses of the coast in all the legality of time contracts, lost in uncongenial sur- roundings, fed on unfamiliar food, they sickened, be- came inefficient, and were then allowed to crawl away and rest.
I think we may say the same of all the habits and aptitudes that we acquire in all of them there has been present throughout some instinctive activity, prompting at first rather inefficient movements, but supplying the driving force while more and more effective methods are being acquired.
Even in these places, the inhabitants had often good reason for extinguishing their lamp as soon as it was lighted; and the watch being utterly inefficient and powerless to prevent them, they did so at their pleasure.
Nupkins, reddening with passion, 'how dare you select such an inefficient and disreputable person for a special constable, as that man?
Karachi -- Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that there is no room for inefficient and late comer officers in Health Department Sindh.
If all inefficient lamps worldwide were replaced with energy-efficient devices, global electricity demand would be cut by 5 per cent and greenhouse gas emissions would drop by an estimated 490 million tonnes of CO2 annually - equivalent to shutting down 250 large coal-fired power plants.
The Imprivata Report on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in Healthcare" estimates the monetary hit of lost productivity in healthcare due to inefficient communications to be about $1.
We condemn the sanctions; the US and Europe should be aware that such methods are inefficient and they shouldn't treat countries from a superiority-seeking position," Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said in her weekly press conference in Tehran today.