unable or unwilling

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  • Though he can speak, most of the questions he is either unable or unwilling to answer.
  • An hour ends when both players are unable or unwilling to use any more cards and both pass.
  • If the government is unable or unwilling to pay a creditor, what can he do? Cited from Studies in Civics, by James T. McCleary
  • How about the cases where the husband is unable or unwilling to give up his outside flirtations and relations? Cited from Woman, by William J. Robinson
  • Such persons are always creating difficulties, and unable or unwilling to remove them. Cited from Table-Talk, William Hazlitt
  • In short, he appeared either unable or unwilling to see anything except the strong legal position of the adverse party. Cited from A Terrible Temptation, by Charles Reade
  • Many will follow them so far who will be unable or unwilling to follow them further on the road to cubism.
  • Depending on the historical interpretation he was unable or unwilling to do so.
  • This effort they are usually unable or unwilling to put forth unless very strong incentives are brought to bear. Cited from How to Live, by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
  • His son, still deathly afraid of water, is unable or unwilling to save him.
  • Others find the climate too severe, while still others are unable or unwilling to work regularly at the speed demanded. Cited from The New South, by Holland Thompson
  • Alexander stepped aside from active professional life, perhaps unable or unwilling to blend into the official style.
  • Others escaped to other dimensions, and became unable or unwilling to return to Earth in their true forms.
  • The boards are meant for those unable or unwilling to assemble their own main board.
  • If the subject is unable or unwilling to co-operate with the test then unrepresentative results will be obtained.
  • They are essentially under her spell, and are completely unable or unwilling to do anything to break free from it.
  • For causes which cannot be explained to the public, he himself may he unable or unwilling to use the secret he has gained access to. Cited from Five Years Of Theosophy, by Various
  • In Florence, the painters seemed unable or unwilling to make their art really popular. Cited from The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance, by Bernhard Berenson
  • Unable or unwilling to believe that she could actually love him, he becomes ever more obsessive in his voyeurism.
  • It may however only exercise its jurisdiction where the relevant national court is unable or unwilling to proceed.
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