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  • I am unable to tell you whether he is still among the living. Cited from The International Magazine - Volume V. No. 2, February 1852, by Various
  • It is even claimed at one point that he is unable to read.
  • But during this period he was unable to do much independent research.
  • Others have accepted the offer, but have been unable to record a role.
  • I am unable to see how any other conclusion could have been reached. Cited from Messages and Papers of Grover Cleveland, Ed. by James D. Richardson
  • Many would therefore be unable to vote for their own town's government.
  • He broke down shortly after he began and was unable to continue.
  • And how is it that I am unable to know Him as such? Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2
  • Due to an accident during the performance they were unable to complete their performance.
  • Who kept the public safe from the police I am unable to say. Cited from Richard Wagner, Composter of Operas, by John F. Runciman
  • How the change has come about in you, I am unable to understand. Cited from Our Friend the Charlatan, George Gissing
  • He was unable to complete his degree because of the financial circumstances of his family.
  • I am unable to decide whether he does or does not love me. Cited from The Heart's Kingdom, by Maria Thompson Daviess
  • How he came to know of that I am unable to say. Cited from Love and Mr. Lewisham, by H. G. Wells
  • What the cost of this work would be, I am unable to say. Cited from Lincoln's Inaugurals, Addresses and Letters (Selections), by Lincoln
  • He goes to the basketball-court but is unable to attempt a shot.
  • They also carried him around when he was unable to walk.
  • The Japanese would be unable to land new forces on the islands under attack.
  • I am unable to give you a picture at full length. Cited from The History of Emily Montague, by Frances Brooke
  • He plays at life because he is unable to live it.
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