Examples of shortcoming in a Sentence
Her lack of attention to detail is her biggest shortcoming.
The main shortcoming of this camera is that it uses up batteries quickly.
Recent Examples of shortcoming from the Web
Whatever the reasons for his electoral shortcomings, Navarro’s stature as an economist grew.
Stephen is a great storyteller, deftly telling a family story full of witty one-liners and with his own sweet way of admitting to his shortcomings.
But they were woke enough to face their shortcomings and come to the right answers for them and their peoples.
The take-away is that while some methods touted for reducing soreness may provide a bit of relief, all have shortcomings and none is guaranteed to keep DOMS at bay.
But Calhoun is out to prove that his shortcomings aren't as numerous and run-inducing as his no-defense label assumes.
More to the immediate moment, this is a flawed team that at its best can compensate for its shortcomings but otherwise is downright vulnerable.
Fighters detained on the battlefield in Iraq, meanwhile, can be processed through the Iraqi justice system, but human rights advocates have highlighted legal shortcomings and due process violations in trials of Islamic State suspects there.
Despite its shortcomings, the Sherman remained in service during the Korean War alongside newer tanks including the M26 Pershing, which briefly saw action at the end of World War II, and the M46 Patton.
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First Known Use of shortcoming
feet of clay;
SHORTCOMING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shortcoming for English Language Learners
: a weakness in someone's character : a personal fault or failing
: a bad feature : a flaw or defect in something
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