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unerring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unerring not liable to error "the Church was...theoretically inerrant and omnicompetent"-G.G.Coulton","lack an inerrant literary sense","an unerring marksman"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unerring Committing no mistake; incapable or error or failure certain; sure; unfailing; as, the unerring wisdom of God. "Hissing in air the unerring weapon flew."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unerring Not missing the mark; certain: as, an unerring aim.
    • unerring Committing no mistake; incapable of error; infallible: as, the unerring wisdom of God.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Unerring un-er′ing making no error, infallible: not missing the mark
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Quotations

  • Walt Whitman
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    “The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.”
  • John Locke
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    “One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.”

Usage

In literature:

For thousands of years life itself depended upon this unerring exercise.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
Then came the climax, as it always comes in a lion hunt, unerringly, unexpectedly, and with lightning swiftness.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
He knew too much of war and its difficulties to expect that their judgment would be unerring.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
Their instinct in finding out rich ones is unerring.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
Women had an unerring instinct for a secret once their curiosity was aroused.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
It seized the outlines of things with unerring precision.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
The Spirit will lead unerringly every soul who wants the truth and will submit to His leadership.
"Around Old Bethany" by Robert Lee Berry
He had an unerring eye, a firm understanding, and abounding truth.
"Yesterdays with Authors" by James T. Fields
Will not that hope also animate you, and guide you unerring through the danger and the evil of this entangled life?
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Neither of them is sufficiently eager for the good things of life to have a true and unerring sense of financial values.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
In his calm way he had evidently observed Conway, and with his unerring judgment of men had found him wanting.
"George Washington, Vol. I" by Henry Cabot Lodge
He turned to see the ball in full flight arrive unerringly hole high on the green.
"Murder in Any Degree" by Owen Johnson
She has chosen her husband with unerring insight into her needs and his.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
He knew with unerring accuracy where the biggest fact lay, and he always anchored fast to it and stayed with it.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I." by John T. Morse
His taste was unerring and he sought for perfect form.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
Their progress was slow, but unerring.
"Wild Western Scenes" by John Beauchamp Jones
His political instincts seemed clear and unerring.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Mary E. Phillips
Temper unstirred, unerring tact, Were his.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, April 11, 1891" by Various
The close kinship of these men betrayed itself in nothing so sharply as in their unerring instinct for annoying each other.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
Any attempt to stampede the horses, would expose them to the bullets of these unerring marksmen.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

O Thou! the source of every cause
In air, and earth, and sea!
Whose ceaseless and unerring laws
Move all in harmony;
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
Through wat'ry deeps, and fiery ways,
We march at thy command;
Led to possess the promised place
By thine unerring hand.
"Psalm 66 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Love, that all men think they know,
Is a rare guest here below;
But with mortals when it stays,
These are its unerring ways.
"A Rare Guest" by Alfred Austin
Love, that all men think they know,
Is a rare guest here below;
But with mortals when it stays,
These are its unerring ways.
"A Rare Guest" by Alfred Austin
'Tis thus our gracious Lord provides
Our comforts and our cares;
His own unerring hand provides,
And gives us each our shares.
"Manna To Israel Well Supplied" by John Newton
Fierce is the conflict—the battle of eyes,
Sure and unerring, the wordless replies,
Challenges flash from their ambushing caves—
Men, by their glances, are masters or slaves.
"The Measure" by Georgia Douglas Johnson

In news:

The suspected is a black man, uner six feet tall and about 35 years old.
F uneral services for longtime are resident May Gean Nielson will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Nov 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, M Road Chapel.
F uneral services for Medway, Ohio resident Cindy Dianne Liming will be held at 2 pm on Friday, Nov 16 at the Dove Creek Assembly of God Church.
According to PW, ``It is difficult to do justice to Munro 's magical way with characterization or to her unerring control of her own resources.
F uneral services for lifelong Cortez resident Ada Alene Glenn will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Nov 17 at the Cortez First United Methodist Church.
Gibb had a mostly unerring ear to what worked for the marketplace.
Abe Greenwald unerringly fingers the new U.S.-Chinese nuclear-security center, announced by President Obama today, as a problematic idea.
F uneral mass for lifelong Cortez resident Rose Candelaria Hart will be held at 10 am on Monday, Nov 26, at St Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
An awe-inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mother's exercise in extreme parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of raising her children the Chinese way.
Elvis Costello's greatest quality is his unerring ability to shift sonic directions like he's changing from a thrift store overcoat to a Saville Row dinner jacket without compromising his artistic vision or his core creative philosophy.
In spite of the many design approaches, the goal has always been to provide output signals that are unerringly stable.
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In science:

Be careful of what you wish for! Not all the new data has led us unerringly along the right path.
Tracking The Baryon Density From The Big Bang To The Present
In such case, even a random process would unerringly pick the right `targets'.
Simple queueing approach to segregation dynamics in Schelling model
In a limited sense, the impossibility results establish that Laplace was wrong to claim that even in a classical, non-chaotic universe the future can be unerringly predicted, given sufficient knowledge of the present.
Physical limits of inference
In the limited sense of our impossibility results, Laplace was wrong to claim that even in a classical, non-chaotic universe the future can be unerringly predicted, given sufficient knowledge of the present .
Physical limits of inference
It shows that independent of concerns of free will, no two devices can unerringly emulate each other. (In other words, no reality can have more than one universal device.) Somewhat tongue in cheek, taken together, these results could be called a “monotheism theor em ”.
Physical limits of inference
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