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Word: inconsistency

Definition: state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible


Sentences Containing 'inconsistency'

``And what do you suppose, you conceited female,''said Mr. Cruncher, with unconscious inconsistency,``that the worth of your prayers may be?
The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
She saw the indelicacy of putting himself forward as he had done, and the inconsistency of his professions with his conduct.
Isocrates, in what is called his discourse against the sophists, reproaches the teachers of his own times with inconsistency.
I see no one who dares give you a hint in the matter; for those who are less friendly, prefer to see you act with some inconsistency; and those who are more friendly, fear to seem too friendly to your opponent if they should dissuade you from your accusation; then again, in case you have prepared something neat for the occasion, they cannot endure to rob you of your harangue by silencing you.
The inconsistency and recklessness of Traddles were not to be exceeded by any real politician.
'And you can hardly think,' said Mr. Spenlow, 'having experience of what we see, in the Commons here, every day, of the various unaccountable and negligent proceedings of men, in respect of their testamentary arrangements--of all subjects, the one on which perhaps the strangest revelations of human inconsistency are to be met with--but that mine are made?'

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