were unable to hold

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  • And one day he was unable to hold out any longer, so off he went. Cited from Weird Tales from Northern Seas, by Jonas Lie
  • However she was unable to hold on as Williams won four straight games herself.
  • The Americans were unable to hold the fort for more than a few days.
  • He was unable to hold the city, but his family remained in control of the territory further east.
  • Again Mary opened the door, and again the building was unable to hold the audience. Cited from Mary Slessor of Calabar, by W. P. Livingstone
  • At last I began to fear that I should be unable to hold on long enough. Cited from Dick Cheveley, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • Sometimes several men were unable to hold him. Cited from Taras Bulba, et. al, by Nikolai Gogol
  • She was unable to hold onto the two seats the party held, and the party left parliament.
  • However it was unable to hold the line.
  • However, he was unable to hold back the pressures for taking such a step.
  • Besides, until we came here, we were unable to hold any communications with the natives. Cited from The Waif of the "Cynthia", by Andre' Laurie and Jules Verne
  • However, he was unable to hold council house rents down as far as he wished.
  • He could not write it himself; was it not said that he was unable to hold a pen? Cited from The Nameless Castle, by Maurus Jokai
  • He was unable to hold his own in two marches against two powerful opponents.
  • Overwork had so told upon him that he was unable to hold himself long to any literary project. Cited from The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. I.
  • It seemed, however, as if the light lances would be unable to hold it. Cited from The Wanderers, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • He tried to light a cigarette, but his fingers were unable to hold the match. Cited from Midnight, by Octavus Roy Cohen
  • He was unable to hold any of these jobs.
  • He was unable to hold a job and eventually became homeless.
  • Thus Korean soldiers were unable to hold their line against charging Japanese soldiers.
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