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coherent
used in The ABC Murders

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Definition
sensible and clear; or describing parts as fitting together in a consistent or pleasing manner
  • She sat twisting her hands together, almost weeping, appealing incoherently to Poirot.
    23 — Chapter 23 (8% in)
incoherently = in an unclear manner (not understandable)

(Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in incoherently means not and reverses the meaning of coherently. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • After wringing Poirot's hand and endeavouring very incoherently and unsuccessfully to thank him, Mr. Cust drew himself up and said: "Do you know, a newspaper has actually offered me a hundred pounds-a hundred pounds-for a brief account of my life and history.
    34 — Chapter 34 (99% in)

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  • A man may believe himself divinely appointed to kill clergymen-or doctors-or old women in tobacco shops-and there's always some perfectly coherent reason behind it.
    8 — Chapter 8 (89% in)

There are no more uses of "coherent" in The ABC Murders.

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