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She considers the Pope infallible.
  never wrong; or never failing
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infallible fallible infallibility fallibility infallibly
Standard prefix:  in- at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in incorrect or independent. So, infallible means not fallible or not capable of making mistakes.
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  • She considers the Pope infallible.
  • She has an infallible memory.
  • No doctor is infallible.
  • The truth was, that a superstition of his had failed, here, which he and all his comrades had always looked upon as infallible.
    Twain, Mark  --  Tom Sawyer

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  • That is an infallible sign.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • He was seventy-two when he died, trim, strong, easygoing, seemingly infallible, and though he was my stepfather, I always thought of him as Daddy.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Of course, I didn’t believe in life after death or the virgin birth or the Inquisition or the infallibility of that little monkey-faced Pope or anything, but I didn’t have to let the priest see this, I could just concentrate on my sin, and he would help me repent.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • ...the artist is making a statement about the fallibility of even the most ideal creatures.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Do not satisfy your resolution with hopes that are fallible:
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • So fallible is the human memory!
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country

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  • He had no right to be fallible, and he knew it.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • His fingers picked infallibly, as if moved by something beyond his power, and the words stitched together out of ancient songs,
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Being accused of murder isn’t necessarily supposed to give him an infallible memory.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • an infallible spell to make...
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • "...touching the challenge, I suppose there is only one opinion between us?"
    "I suppose so, indeed, Sire," said Glozelle.
    "And what is that?" asked the King.
    "Most infallibly to refuse it," said Glozelle.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • According to the Weather Channel, it should have stopped by now, but despite the wonders of modern technology and forecasting, weather predictions are still fallible.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • We are human and fallible, we Shadowhunters.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • In the play it was touted as an infallible cure-all.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I have an infallible instinct for drama.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Now her worries about Charles Wallace and her disappointment in her father’s human fallibility rose like gorge in her throat.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Skinny Delivery Boy, Mr. Spicer is not infallible.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • He discovered an infallible formula: choose a town so dismal that the only thing left is study and hard work.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • This was the body: fallible, subject to malady.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It is not conscious; it is far quicker, much more sure, less fallible, than consciousness.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I will not lead you on, unguarded and ardent as I then was, to your destruction and infallible misery.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He traveled with the show all over Mississippi until his infallible sense of direction told him he was in Abbott County, Alabama, just across the river from Maycomb.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I have seen Russians devour, without being visibly inconvenienced, vegetable substances which would infallibly have killed a Neapolitan or an Arab.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • So now, as an infallible way of making little ease great ease, I began to contract a quantity of debt.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • I was a good Christian; born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • In spiritual matters there is a simple, infallible test: everything that proceeds from the ego is evil; everything that proceeds from love for others is good.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • All I’m trying to say is that I’m not infallible.’
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Happily for the success of this delicate adventure, he had to deal with ears but little practised in the concord of sweet sounds, or the miserable effort would infallibly have been detected.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Big Brother is infallible and all-powerful.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Maybe, if there were Seekers looking, they would need my infallible eyes.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • That it is only the Pope who is infallible, and that this infallibility does not extend to cardinals.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The truth was, that a superstition of his had failed, here, which he and all his comrades had always looked upon as infallible.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • When he did happen to do so, his shooting was something so infallible as to inspire terror.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You are human and fallible.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I would have to make sure those human memories were cemented into my infallible vampire mind.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • O, I know about the infallibility of the Pope.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness, a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the Sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Your lordship speaks most infallibly of him.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Wine-stains, fruit-stains, beer-stains, water-stains, paint-stains, pitch-stains, any stains, all come out at one rub with the infallible and invaluable composition.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I, for my 84) part, from the nature of my life, advanced infallibly in one direction and in one direction only.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • I would not misreport it for you; let me tell you what the Ancient of the Sea, who is infallible, said to me-every word.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • In an emergency, the girl could also act as an infallible guard if one of the Varden, like Eragon or Saphira, had to be protected.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It’s infallible.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • They don’t know that that dream is the infallible proof of mediocrity., because that sort of world is what the man of achievement would not be able to bear.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It was very tiring and slow work, yet I did visibly gain ground; and as we drew near the Cape of the Woods, though I saw I must infallibly miss that point, I had still made some hundred yards of easting.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Again the mender of roads went through the whole performance; in which he ought to have been perfect by that time, seeing that it had been the infallible resource and indispensable entertainment of his village during a whole year.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
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