“Unable” in the news

Example collocations

unable to find
unable to get
unable to make
unable to play
unable to take

Publications and example sentences

The Independent
· Trump’s press secretary votes exclusively by mail despite promoting conspiracy theories about fraud, report says  
He’s unable to cast his vote down in Florida, his state of residence.”
The New York Times
· Larry Kramer, Prophet and Pussycat  
For its unblinking portrait of a city bureaucracy and a besieged community unable or unwilling to act, some decried it as a screed; for its story of human love and loss — the Kramer character marries his boyfriend as the boyfriend languishes on his deathbed — others dismissed it as sentimental.
CNA
· US businesses slammed by pandemic but see some green shoots, Fed says  
The Fed's beige book survey of economic conditions showed US economic activity continued to fall sharply in recent weeks in all regions, with auto sales falling sharply and tenants unable to pay rent.
Seeking Alpha
· Radical Transparency: A (Positive) Spin On Despegar's Q1 Earnings Call  
They were clear that should they be unable to reach an agreement with Best Day, the transaction will not go through at all.
Seeking Alpha
· Prosafe SE (PRSEY) CEO Jesper Kragh Andresen on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  
As the graphs or the bar shows, it’s a fragmented market with many operators unable of operating their fleet in an efficient way.
Seeking Alpha
· Lam Research: Strong Cost And Pricing Advantages Improve Outlook  
As such, it provides some barriers of entry to smaller competitors who are unable to innovate on a similar scale as Lam Research.
The China Post
· Board suspends budget cuts for struggling Puerto Rico  
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved a revised fiscal plan on Wednesday that temporarily suspends all budget cuts and anticipates the island’s projected surplus could plunge by 65% as it warned the government is unable to pay current debt obligations.
The New York Times
· Now on Netflix: Portraits of Grief With Unplanned Relevance  
A journal is a small first step but only a paltry comfort, unable to offset such a monumental tragedy.
Seeking Alpha
· Iron Mountain: Strong Operating Results Despite COVID-19  
The longer-term implications of a massive data breach would be a serious blow to Iron Mountain's reputation, which the company may be unable to restore, permanently impairing the company's earnings power.
The Guardian
· Lockdown violators using Cummings as excuse, say police  
The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) was unable to say whether any of the 14,000 fines issued to date had been given under these circumstances but highlighted that childcare was listed in legislation as a reasonable excuse to be outside of the home and that officers would “have to use their discretion and judgment in line with the circumstances”.