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  • A few days more and they would be unable to obtain anything on credit. Cited from Doctor Pascal, by Emile Zola
  • I have been unable to obtain any information regarding its present condition. Cited from Flowers and Flower-Gardens, by David Lester Richardson
  • Of this work I have been unable to obtain any further information. Cited from Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama, by Walter W. Greg
  • However, they were unable to obtain the type of evidence that would stand up in court.
  • He has offered high prices, but has as yet been unable to obtain one. Cited from Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4, by American Anti-Slavery Society
  • There is far too much loose talk about men being unable to obtain recognition. Cited from My Life and Work, by Henry Ford
  • Many schools had been closed, and an entire generation of young people were unable to obtain an education.
  • He was unable to obtain any degrees with the other horses.
  • Root was unable to obtain employment and decided to open her own practice.
  • Since he was unable to obtain an instrument of his own he designed and made his own instrument.
  • Despite having strong letters of recommendation, he was unable to obtain a university position.
  • Due to the political content, he was unable to obtain state funding until the mid-1970s.
  • However, Smith stated he was unable to obtain the plates at his first visit.
  • I alone have been unable to obtain it. Cited from World's Histories, France V1, by Guizot De Witt
  • However, the development team was unable to obtain financing, and the project died.
  • The child later died because Goody was unable to obtain medical help for him.
  • Settlers were unable to obtain clear title to their land.
  • The others remained silent and most were unable to obtain work in the American film and television industry for many years.
  • In the world, too, she is unable to obtain a fair wage for her work. Cited from Letters Francis Newman, by Giberne Sieveking
  • He had, on arriving at the station, been unable to obtain any information as to what had taken place. Cited from A Final Reckoning, by G. A. Henty
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