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Definition not the same in different parts or at different times


not in agreement [with something else]
  • Her play is inconsistent. Sometimes she's unbeatable and other times she beats herself.
inconsistent = not the same at different times
  • The study shows that sleeping only for short periods at inconsistent times damaged the brains of mice after three days.
  • inconsistent = not the same
  • Her actions are inconsistent with her stated goals.
  • inconsistent = not in agreement [with something else]
  • He was difficult to live with, inconsistent, moody.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • inconsistent = different at different times
  •'s still not enough with the inconsistent availability and the ever-increasing price of food.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • inconsistent = not reliable (not the same at different times)
  • She wanted to notice an inconsistency in the skin tones, to gossip about the freak science-experiment kid who had just walked onto campus.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • inconsistency = parts that don't match
  • My eyes shut, blocking out the inconsistent world, as I try to make sense of my situation.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • All the impossible orders inconsistent with the course of events remain unexecuted.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But it was inconsistent and jerky.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • These details and inconsistencies would take a while to reveal themselves.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The laws make it illegal to criticize agricultural commodities in a manner inconsistent with "reasonable" scientific evidence.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The healthy food we ate was inconsistently provided.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Unscathed by the Lunar glamour, it knew where the true boundaries of the queen's face were, the imperfections, the inconsistencies.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • "You are inconsistent," said her father mildly.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Its inconsistencies, contradictions, and falsehood struck her from the very first.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Admittedly inconsistent with suicide.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • In the truck, there were twelve slouched men, all rising and falling with the various inconsistencies in the road.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • A year after completing the Job Corps training, Wes realized the only consistency in his employment was inconsistency.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • You can appreciate the inconsistency.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • It was inevitable that she should accept any inconsistency and cruelty from her deity as all good worshippers do from theirs.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God

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