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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 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?'
Andrew Kliman argues that, since internally inconsistent theories cannot possibly be right, the inconsistency charges serve to legitimate the suppression of Marx's critique of political economy and current-day research based upon it, as well as the correction of Marx's alleged inconsistencies.
Any inconsistency in these procedures from case to case may result in uncertainties in the outcome of the analysis.
Bechke and Petrov's moderate success as amateurs stemmed from Bechke's inconsistency in competition due to her nerves, as well as many uninspiring (and some downright questionable) competitive programs, such as the infamous "Dialogue of Cats," created by their coach that did little to showcase their talents.
But, unlike Washington or Thomas Jefferson, for example, Butler never acknowledged the fundamental inconsistency in simultaneously defending the rights of the poor and supporting slavery.
ERRADA seeks to contribute to the implementation of reform plans adopted by the government since 2004 through the review of business related regulations and issue recommendations to enhance business environment by resolving the following issues: multiplicity of complex overlapping regulations; no clarity of valid regulations; absence of a system to identify implicitly repealed decrees; overlap of authorities issuing regulations; inconsistency in regulation drafting cycle across ministries; lack of specific mechanism to study the economic impact of new regulations.
Here Steiner suggests that there is an inconsistency between Kant's philosophy, which posits that knowledge is representation and that the essential verity of the world is inaccessible to human consciousness, and modern science, which assumes that all influences can be found in what Steiner termed the "sinnlichen und geistlichen" (sensory and mental/spiritual) world to which we have access.
His manager explained that Taylor's inconsistency prevented a longer contract offer, and Taylor accepted the explanation.
However, his teams were plagued by inconsistency, most notably squandering a large lead in the division during the 2007 season and a significant advantage in the wild card race in 2008.
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.
In a recent survey of the debate, a proponent of the TSSI concludes that "the "proofs" of inconsistency are no longer defended; the entire case against Marx has been reduced to the "interpretive" issue."
Inconsistency was a major problem, as was the goaltending of sophomore Brett Bennett, who would not return the next season.
Isocrates, in what is called his discourse against the sophists, reproaches the teachers of his own times with inconsistency.
It should be mentioned, however, that advanced models of the central bulge which include both a general Sersic profile and bar indicate a smaller bulge, and thus a lessened inconsistency.
It was first launched in June 2003 with the aim of becoming one of the most important information providers, unifying and auditing data as well as their definitions in an effort to eradicate inconsistency.
Radley Balko, of "Reason," wryly noted inconsistency opponents of the Amethyst Initiative believe that it "would be a "national tragedy" to, for example, allow 19- and 20-year-old men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to have a beer in celebration of completing their tours of duty."
She saw the indelicacy of putting himself forward as he had done, and the inconsistency of his professions with his conduct.
Sophie, now discharged as her father was discovered to have North Korean ties during World War II and thus making her non-neutral, unofficially confirms events with Kyeong-pil and then Soo-hyeok; she finds that the missing bullet was lodged in the evidence thrown away by Kyeong-pil, but cannot figure out who really shot Woo-jin due to a remaining inconsistency in their stories.
The inconsistency allegations have been a prominent feature of Marxian economics and the debate surrounding it since the 1970s.
The inconsistency and recklessness of Traddles were not to be exceeded by any real politician.
The inconsistency may be due to variations in diagnostic criteria, with some cases of severe astigmatism interpreted as those of keratoconus, and" vice versa".
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.
The rookie bounced all over the Giants pitching staff and between San Francisco and Triple-A Fresno, working in relief, out of the rotation and in the minors as injuries and inconsistency plagued the Giants rotation.
Their inconsistency threatened to put them out of the play-off picture too, but eventually Southampton scraped to sixth position in the final table.
There is also an inconsistency with the year on which Ashoka sent Buddhist missionaries to Sri Lanka.
There is much inconsistency when it comes to economic returns to a second major.
Tout’s job as an opposition candidate was to attack the government of Stanley Baldwin, as he did for example on the issue of the Gold Standard and to point out to the electorate the inconsistency in Wiggins’ position as a Liberal fighting side by side with the Conservative Party yet seeking to go into opposition if elected.
``And what do you suppose, you conceited female,''said Mr. Cruncher, with unconscious inconsistency,``that the worth of your prayers may be?

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