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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.
Seal burst into the room holding a kettle in her hand, which she set upon the stove, and then, with inefficient haste, she set light to the gas, which flared up, exploded, and went out.
The Galus might be a great people in Caspak; but they were pitifully inefficient in even the simpler forms of military tactics.
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.
Nupkins, reddening with passion, 'how dare you select such an inefficient and disreputable person for a special constable, as that man?
There I was stretched, when you, my dear Watson, and all your following were investigating in the most sympathetic and inefficient manner the circumstances of my death.
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.
True, Eliza had not to begin at the very beginning: she knew the names and prices of the cheaper flowers; and her elation was unbounded when she found that Freddy, like all youths educated at cheap, pretentious, and thoroughly inefficient schools, knew a little Latin.
One way of improving things would be to address the spectacularly inefficient (and heavily subsidised) renewable energy sector.
Ball and Croushore show that the SPF output forecasts are inefficient with respect to changes in monetary policy, as measured by changes in real interest rates, while Rudebusch and Williams show that the forecasts are inefficient with respect to the yield spread.
The Ministry of Water and Power through Prime Minister's Office is pressurising the Ministry of Petroleum to divert 300 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) of gas to inefficient power plants before the start of summer 2017.
The ground-breaking voluntary peer review mechanism, first applied to the worlds two largest economies, aims to pave the way for widespread reform across G20 countries of inefficient public support to fossil fuels - a major contributor to air pollution and climate change.