He had not felt equal to the task
by himself, for it is the sort of thing that keeps a deep-water man on his feet pretty well night and day.
Tal's intentions were good, but he was not equal to the task
The arrangements that may be necessary for those angles and fractions of our territory which lie on our northwestern frontier, must be left to those whom further discoveries and experience will render more equal to the task
It was at least necessary for her to have some training in the exercise of irresponsible power, to make her equal to the task
of treating me as though I were a brute.
He led me to an inner chamber where I beheld a battery of twenty radium pumps any one of which was equal to the task
of furnishing all Mars with the atmosphere compound.
"Yes, sire," murmured the musketeer, "you were the only man whose star was equal to the task
of dominating the fortune and strength of my two friends.
Darya Alexandrovna, in her best gray silk gown, obviously worried about the children, who were to have their dinner by themselves in the nursery, and by her husband's absence, was not equal to the task
of making the party mix without him.
Weller, when he felt himself equal to the task
of speaking in an articulate manner.
Because you are clever in some things and well informed, you may fancy yourself equal to the task
; but indeed you are not; and if you persist in the attempt, believe me you will bitterly repent it when the mischief is done.'
It is true, indeed, as regards the experiments which may conduce to this end, that one man is not equal to the task
of making them all; but yet he can advantageously avail himself, in this work, of no hands besides his own, unless those of artisans, or parties of the same kind, whom he could pay, and whom the hope of gain (a means of great efficacy) might stimulate to accuracy in the performance of what was prescribed to them.
God give that our combined strength may be equal to the task
, for else we are lost."
He had appraised the young bull as one who had never quite felt equal to the task
of overthrowing his former king, but who one day would have done so.
Futilely the Englishman tried to lift the corpse over the side of the boat, but his strength was not equal to the task
Kezia was equal to the task
. Having declared her intention of staying till the master could get about again, "wage or no wage," she had found a certain recompense in keeping a strong hand over her mistress, scolding her for "moithering" herself, and going about all day without changing her cap, and looking as if she was "mushed." Altogether, this time of trouble was rather a Saturnalian time to Kezia; she could scold her betters with unreproved freedom.
11 October, Evening.--Jonathan Harker has asked me to note this, as he says he is hardly equal to the task
, and he wants an exact record kept.