Example sentences for: ill-prepared

How can you use “ill-prepared” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Venezuelan press accused President Hugo Chávez's government of being ill-prepared for the storm.

  • After a lightning victory over the ill-prepared French armies, the Germans marched on Paris and laid siege to the city, which finally capitulated in January 1871 in the face of dwindling food supplies.

  • When Russia refused to give the Western technicians all the computer information they wanted, they had pronounced the country "ill-prepared" to deal with the millennium bug.

  • Seattleites debated whether the police: 1) were ill-prepared, outnumbered, and too accommodating of demonstrations; 2) overreacted by using riot tactics on peaceful protesters; or 3) were stuck in a "Catch-22."

  • On other occasions, the company has seemed more like a "postgraduate workshop for the promising and ill-prepared" (Bernard Holland, the New York Times ). (Click here for a schedule.)


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