WHILE a Division Superintendent of a railway was attending closely to his business of placing obstructions on the track and tampering with the switches he received word that the President of the road was about to discharge him for incompetency
With the best of hearts and affections devoted to the welfare of her niece, Miss Emmerson had early discovered her own incompetency
to the labour of fitting Julia for the world in which she was to live, and shrunk with timid modesty from the arduous task of preparing herself, by application and study, for this sacred duty.
If Lady Bertram, with all her incompetency
and languor, could feel this, the inference of what her niece, alive and enlightened as she was, must feel, was elevating.
The First Secretary of the Embassy, from his occasional excursions into the field of American humour, had formed a special notion of that class of mechanic as the embodiment of fraudulent laziness and incompetency
In this manner Esther had made a sort of convenient ally of the word of God; rarely troubling it for counsel, however, except when her own incompetency
to avert an evil was too apparent to be disputed.
of the Articles of Confederation for the management of the affairs of the Union at home and abroad was demonstrated to them by the painful and mortifying experience of every day.
She was hissed off the stage by the audience, partly from her own incompetency
, but chiefly from the ill-advised sympathy of some persons in the parquet, (where the officers of the garrison had their admissions); and Eaves was certain that the unfortunate debutante in question was no other than Mrs.
I have suffered a martyrdom from their incompetency
It had collapsed utterly, leaving behind, as usual, a large crop of recriminations, charges of incompetency
and treachery, and a certain amount of scandalous gossip.
It was unavoidable; she must confess her incompetency
, and she was not fond of humiliation.
This really is financial incompetency
of the highest order," he said, lifting up his copy of the budget, adding that he thought money was being spent "recklessly" on projects such as the PS17m under-construction Hampton by Hilton hotel.
The objective of this exercise is to address the high rate of crashes attributed to the incompetency