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Definitionnever wrong; or never failing
- She considers the Pope infallible.
infallible = never wrong
- 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
- That is an infallible sign.Dumas, Alexandre -- The Man in the Iron Mask
- 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
- So fallible is the human memory!Edward E. Hale -- The Man Without a Country
- 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
- Do not satisfy your resolution with hopes that are fallible:William Shakespeare -- Measure for Measure
- ...the artist is making a statement about the fallibility of even the most ideal creatures.Sarah Dessen -- The Truth About Forever
- His fingers picked infallibly, as if moved by something beyond his power, and the words stitched together out of ancient songs,John Gardner -- Grendel
- He had no right to be fallible, and he knew it.John Steinbeck -- The Red Pony
- 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
- "...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
- But are the rulers of states absolutely infallible, or are they sometimes liable to err?Plato -- The Republic
- I was a good Christian; born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church.Melville, Herman -- Moby Dick I-LXVII
- By many infallible proofs: more especially the look he gave me when he went away.Bronte, Anne -- Agnes Grey
- Is not a want of co-operation the infallible consequence of such a system?Hamilton, Alexander -- Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton
infallible = never wrong
fallible = likely to make mistakes
infallible = perfect (never wrong or failing)
infallible = never failing
fallible = likely at some point to fail
fallibility = imperfection
infallibly = without ever being wrong (on the strong string or at the wrong time or wrong...)
fallible = not perfect (to make a mistake or to be wrong)
infallible = never wrong; or never failing
infallibility = the quality of never being wrong or making a mistake
infallibly = certainly (without fail)