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  • You’re both so weird and incompatible with anyone else that you’re perfect for each other.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Or do you say, ’We are incompatible, these rats and I. If I am to live here, these vermin must die’?"
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • In the world of the crematoriums hatred is a reckless and incontinent passion, incompatible with the humdrum nature of the quotidian task.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She was an apt woman; and a little experience soon demonstrated, to her satisfaction, that education and slavery were incompatible with each other.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  • So maybe you have this premonition that there is something fundamentally incompatible and you’re preempting the preemption.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • What I suffered from, was the incompatibility between his cold presence and my feelings towards Estella.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • And so for history, the insoluble mystery presented by the incompatibility of free will and inevitability does not exist as it does for theology, ethics, and philosophy.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It was saying the power was incompatible with the command he was giving.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It isn’t only art that’s incompatible with happiness; it’s also science.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • There can be no doubt that Stapleton exercised an influence over her which may have been love or may have been fear, or very possibly both, since they are by no means incompatible emotions.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles

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  • Tiffany and Bunsen burners were incompatible.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • He was a total abstainer and a nonsmoker, had no recreations except a daily hour in the gymnasium, and had taken a vow of celibacy, believing marriage and the care of a family to be incompatible with a twenty-four-hour-a-day devotion to duty.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The technologies were most definitely incompatible.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He was, himself, moreover, composed of two elements, which were, to all appearance, incompatible.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Sorely was poor Silas puzzled on such occasions by the incompatible demands of love.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • And so our widened incompatibility ended at last in open conflict.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Women find nothing incompatible in that.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • But I shirked that responsibility; I became too snarled in the incompatible notions that buzzed within my brain.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • It would be incompatible with what she owed to her father, and with what she felt for him.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The reason: protein incompatibility.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Your man has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to have a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about together inside his head.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • He saw defensively belligerent men and tastelessly dressed women-he saw mean, rancorous, suspicious faces that bore the one mark incompatible with a standard bearer of the intellect: the mark of uncertainty.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Trade is incompatible with nobility.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The disturbing thing about the test is that it shows that our unconscious attitudes may be utterly incompatible with our stated conscious values.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Our attitudes and our backgrounds are incompatible.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The incompatibility of aquacity with the erratic originality of genius.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • These evidences of an incompatibility of temper induced Miss Betsey to pay him off, and effect a separation by mutual consent.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Moore’s argument is that the attitude of the Early Adopters and the attitude of the Early Majority are fundamentally incompatible.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • As this silence continued, every day made it appear more strange and more incompatible with the disposition of both.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Of course, he also firmly held the incompatible belief that Mr. Frodo was the wisest person in the world (with the possible exception of Old Mr. Bilbo and of Gandalf).
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Is there anything incompatible between monasticism and trigonometry?
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • A successful suicide demands good organization and a cool head, both of which are usually incompatible with the suicidal state of mind.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • I mean that all this business puts us on unnatural terms, with which natural relations are incompatible.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Clearly, something here is incompatible with nature.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Although that does not mean I’ve abandoned what I thought earlier as the two versions are, to some extent, not incompatible.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • I shall be told, perhaps, that red cheeks are not incompatible with fanaticism and mysticism; but I fancy that Alyosha was more of a realist than any one.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Now, there’s an incompatibility of some sort or another, I am given to understand by you, between your daughter and me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • …impulsive, indifferent sword, sometimes hitting the woof slantingly, or crookedly, or strongly, or weakly, as the case might be; and by this difference in the concluding blow producing a corresponding contrast in the final aspect of the completed fabric; this savage’s sword, thought I, which thus finally shapes and fashions both warp and woof; this easy, indifferent sword must be chance—aye, chance, free will, and necessity—nowise incompatible—all interweavingly working together.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • In our Father’s house are many mansions, they taught, and there alone will the incompatible multitudes of mankind be welcomed and soothed.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • If any one considers this unfair and even oppressive toward Tom, I beg him to consider that there are feminine virtues which are with difficulty combined, even if they are not incompatible.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • That all ambitions were incompatible?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • It’s here to stay because it’s a very serious and important way of looking at things that looks incompatible with reason and order and responsibility but actually is not.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • It’s here, of course, that what I heard and what I pieced together was incompatible.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • It is incompatible with the account of Enkidu’s death which we have already had, following the episode of the ’Bull of Heaven’.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Here, Kitty, come and look at my plan; I shall think I am a great architect, if I have not got incompatible stairs and fireplaces.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Your happiness and advantage are all that I have in view, and nothing is required of you but to bear with Mr. Crawford’s endeavours to convince you that they may not be incompatible with his.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Sometimes it appeared to them as if his silence would be the natural result of the suspected engagement, and at others that it was wholly incompatible with it.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • If these two factors seem incompatible to the student of feminine psychology, it must be remembered that Gerty had always been a parasite in the moral order, living on the crumbs of other tables, and content to look through the window at the banquet spread for her friends.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • And since he must support himself in some form not absolutely incompatible with the standing of the Griffiths family here in Lycurgus, it was decided to pay him the munificent sum of fifteen dollars to begin.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Of a Part, or Province; as when either a Monarch, or a Soveraign Assembly, shall give the generall charge thereof to a Governour, Lieutenant, Praefect, or Vice-Roy: And in this case also, every one of that Province, is obliged to all he shall doe in the name of the Soveraign, and that not incompatible with the Soveraigns Right.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
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