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unable

The term as transmitted by a pilot means an inability to comply with specific instructions, requests, or a clearance.
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But she put down the dish of food and the glass of wine in front of him, and when he smelt the wine, he was unable to resist the temptation, and took a deep draught.
When he saw that it was impossible to reach her, he was greatly grieved, and said to himself, 'I will remain here and wait for her,' so he built himself a little hut, and there he sat and watched for a whole year, and every day he saw the king's daughter driving round her castle, but still was unable to get nearer to her.
They had been unable to decide whether they would keep together and have the things in common, or whether they would separate.
We ascended into my room, and the servant presently brought breakfast; but I was unable to contain myself.
Not expecting to come on the enemy down by the stream, and having stumbled on him in the fog, hearing no encouraging word from their commanders, and with a consciousness of being too late spreading through the ranks, and above all being unable to see anything in front or around them in the thick fog, the Russians exchanged shots with the enemy lazily and advanced and again halted, receiving no timely orders from the officers or adjutants who wandered about in the fog in those unknown surroundings unable to find their own regiments.
In a moment the slight tenement was completely full of people, whilst those who were unable to obtain admittance gazed at us through its open cane-work.
I eyed it wistfully for a moment, and then, unable any longer to stand on ceremony, plunged my hand into the yielding mass, and to the boisterous mirth of the natives drew it forth laden with the poee-poee, which adhered in lengthy strings to every finger.
They scanned the whiteness of our limbs, and seemed utterly unable to account for the contrast they presented to the swarthy hue of our faces embrowned from a six months' exposure to the scorching sun of the Line.
So eager were they to obtain information on this point, that they still continued to propound their queries long after we had shown that we were utterly unable to answer them.
LOS ANGELES -- Conflicting information about Joni Mitchell's health was released Tuesday, with a longtime friend stating in a court filing that the singer was unconscious and unable to care for herself while a statement from the Grammy winner's website stated she is alert and expected to make a full recovery.
ROYA YA Y LBank of Scotland (has apologised after customers were unable to withdraw cash from some ATM machines.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would like to advise taxpayers who have been affected by flooding in Alberta that they will have access to the CRA s taxpayer relief provisions if they are unable to meet their tax obligations.