If only you could be with us!
The brush is to the painter what the piano is to the musician.
Between overwork and indignation, he was laid up. (or: what with overwork what with indignation, he was laid up.)
The weather is now cold, now hot. (or: The weather is now cold, then hot. )
There are two cheap hotels, but failing either of these, you may as well go back to where you were before.
The book cannot be understood at one swoop.
He is always soft-spoken.
The look in its eyes shows that the little creatures is of two minds.
His egregious embezzlement led to his imprisonment.
The unavailability of apparatus rendered the experiment rather difficult.
The convenient proximity between the two families enabled our monthly visit.
The sophistication of telecommunication and mass media brings about increasing interconnection among people and turns the globe into a village.
The relentless determination of the rain wrecked the sports meet.