He rebuked both parties in the state for their shortcomings, but he did not break with either.
Yet, he stood before her, conceding his shortcomings frankly.
Everyone had their issues and her shortcomings were far outweighed by all the good qualities.
As forerunners of the Pietists in the strict sense, not a few earnest and powerful voices had been heard bewailing the shortcomings of the Church and advocating a revival of practical and devout Christianity.
Fortunately for herself, and for Russia, Elizabeth Petrovna, with all her shortcomings, had inherited some of her father's genius for government.