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  • Did you think I would leave you so ... ill-provided?

    Virginity

  • The absence of practical amenities in the Rosmer family might be set down to eccentricity, if all the other personages were not equally ill-provided.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • The absence of practical amenities in the Rosmer family might be set down to eccentricity, if all the other personages were not equally ill-provided.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Alcibiades, whose advice he approved; and kept the Peloponnesians ill-provided, at the same time refusing to let them fight at sea, and insisting that they must wait until the Phoenician ships arrived; they would then fight at an advantage.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • I thought that what Eryxias was saying had some weight, and I replied, Would the wise man really suffer in this way, if he were so ill-provided; whereas if he had the house of Polytion, and the house were full of gold and silver, he would lack nothing?

    Eryxias

  • I thought that what Eryxias was saying had some weight, and I replied, Would the wise man really suffer in this way, if he were so ill-provided; whereas if he had the house of Polytion, and the house were full of gold and silver, he would lack nothing?

    Eryxias

  • The road was a flinty road in the chalk country, and ill-provided with sand.

    The War in the Air

  • Another severe cold frosty night made us fully sensible that the winter was rapidly closing in upon us, notwithstanding the ill-provided and unprotected state we were in to encounter its inclemencies.

    Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1

  • They were disgusted when they found how ill-provided we were: indeed they refused to believe it was not a fraud to annoy them, and plagued us for delicacies, as though Cairo lay hidden in our saddlebags.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • There were about five thousand that had joined his forces in their march; who, though but ill-provided, with such weapons as came next to hand, made up by zeal and courage for the want of better arms; and when once they were told to advance, as if Dion were already conqueror, they ran forward with shouts and acclamations, encouraging each other with the hopes of liberty.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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