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This view might have been considered rather tame than otherwise, deficient in what landscape painters call “life.”
Is there something, er, deficient about the type of guy who earns a living saving lives, succoring the sick, abetting the needy?
When their action exceeds that of the nutrient vessels, the body emaciates; when it is deficient, plethora is the result.
The style is vigorous and concise; it is rich in imagery and powerfully expressed, but is deficient in elegance and perspicuity.
From that time the Ministers were not deficient either in internal unity, or in parliamentary and administrative talent.Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time|Franois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
But, great as the work is, if our will be ready, our powers are not deficient.
His sight is keenest in the dusk and by night; his sense of smell is deficient but his hearing is extremely acute.