from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of being incorrigible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being incorrigible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being incorrigible; incapability of correction or amendment.
New crimes by the dozen were invented for the young that had never been considered crimes by adults: playing ball on the street, staying out late, consorting with older men, truancy, immorality, and the all-encompassing "incorrigibility" -- all basically crimes against the self, not others -- often resulting in standard sentences of three years or more.
"incorrigibility" and then committed to Norristown State Hospital.
As I told Warden Atherton, when my incorrigibility had become so notorious that he had me in on the carpet in his private office to plead with me; as I told him then:
It was at the beginning of my incorrigibility, shortly after my entrance to prison, when I was weaving my loom task of
I spent a couple hours in a jail cell after one arrest and a life-transforming month in a juvenile shelter after a parental conflict over my incorrigibility.
What appears at first as a touching moment of grace reveals itself to be a searing commentary on the human condition, the incorrigibility of man, and the futility of high expectations.
The girls were committed to Cedar Knolls and other institutions for a variety of reasons, including disorderly conduct, peddling, “improper guardianship,” “malicious mischief,” “incorrigibility,” “immorality,” stabbing or assault, and petty larceny.
A large number of them, 36,496, were not for violent or dangerous crimes but for status infractions such as truancy, incorrigibility, running away and curfew violations.
But does this incorrigibility mean that it would be better to capitulate to higher taxes?
The “incorrigibility” of delusions speaks in favor of their being held irrationally.
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