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Example sentences from the Web for malfunction
Meanwhile, dogs have about 850 receptor types and mice about 1,100 or 1,200, so they are capable of discerning a much greater variety of smells—including those produced by the malfunctions of our bodies.
Additional funding will also ease perennial problems of US democracy, like long lines or voting machine malfunctions.
One of the most egregious malfunctions happened in Michigan in 2013.The coming war on the hidden algorithms that trap people in poverty|Karen Hao|December 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The wiring on all of these things can fray, overheat, malfunction and start a fire.Hints From Heloise: Overloading your outlets? You may risk an electrical ﬁre.|Heloise Heloise|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
This type of error is common, Mahar said, and often due to human error or computer malfunction.For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics|Kayla Ruble, Tom Hamburger, David Fahrenthold|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
He denies complete culpability and has blamed mechanical failures, including malfunctioning watertight doors, for the sinking.South Korea’s Ferry Disaster Gives Us a New Cowardly Captain to Hate|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obamacare is a fact— a malfunctioning fact, like so much of the rest of the American healthcare system, yet a fact all the same.Why It’s Time To Start Talking About Reforming, Not Repealing, Obamacare|David Frum|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For example, research has shown that most carbon-monoxide alarm incidents are triggered by a malfunctioning furnace.
I can, on my own, determine which malfunctioning systems are OK to fly with, and which are not?Think American Airlines Is Rotten? You Have No Idea How Good You Have It|Patrick Smith|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It happens every election: mysterious fliers, robocalls, malfunctioning machines that deny blacks the right to vote.Michael Tomasky on How the GOP Plans to Block the Black Vote|Michael Tomasky|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He envisaged a future free of pool hall smells and the glandular malfunctioning of his predator owner.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
It is a typical example of malfunctioning, probably as vivid as the language of politics.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
As a result carbon deposits form that eventually cause malfunctioning of the spark plugs, valves, and combustion chambers.The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928|Robert B. Meyer
We find pleasure in them because they tend to excuse our badly malfunctioning circuits.Human Error|Raymond F. Jones
But the medics think it was some malfunctioning of the lungs.Ten From Infinity|Paul W. Fairman