were unable to do

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  • He is unable to do anything because he cannot give away his position.
  • Father was unable to do any kind of work for over two years. Cited from Slave Narratives: South Carolina, Pt. 2, by Work Projects Admin.
  • Even my father was unable to do anything for the family until you came. Cited from Old Kaskaskia, by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • But during this period he was unable to do much independent research.
  • I tried to get further into this matter, but was unable to do so. Cited from The Mafulu, by Robert W. Williamson
  • But as he was unable to do it, he suffered in his soul. Cited from The Knights of the Cross, by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • After this we tried to light a fire, but were unable to do so. Cited from Pioneers in Canada, by Sir Harry Johnston
  • He comes close to killing two people but is unable to do so.
  • You must figure so they will be unable to do any damage. Cited from The Boy Allies Under the Sea, by Robert L. Drake
  • He saw that she was trying to speak, but was unable to do so. Cited from The Desired Woman, by Will N. Harben
  • You may even do what others have been unable to do. Cited from The Power of Concentration, By Theron Q. Dumont
  • We tried every means to find the two officers, but were unable to do so. Cited from With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia, by John Ward
  • He found when he attempted to rise, that he was unable to do so. Cited from Dyke Darrel, by Frank Pinkerton
  • I seem to be unable to do anything with my hands. Cited from Desert Gold, by Zane Grey
  • She seemed to be making an effort to continue, but was unable to do so. Cited from Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains, by Stella M. Francis
  • I had planned to visit other institutions but was unable to do so. Cited from The Bullitt Mission to Russia, by William C. Bullitt
  • If they were unable to do so, the other team won.
  • However, she was unable to do so and she shot her.
  • He was unable to do it alone and had to get the boys to aid him. Cited from The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle, by Edward Stratemeyer
  • She had been unable to do so earlier due to a family illness.
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