Definitions

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  • adv. In an infallible manner; The pope speaks infallibly ex cathedra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an infallible manner; certainly; unfailingly; unerringly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an infallible manner; without failure or mistake; certainly; surely.

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Examples

  • How you tread the narrow line of nature's truth so infallibly is more than I can understand.

    Familiar Letters of William James I

  • When you produce statements by Bishops, Cardinals and Popes that are out of sync with doctrines and statements made today, the reply is that they weren't made "infallibly".

    Kicking S

  • What I do take great trouble to show is that such changes have not negated any doctrine that has been "infallibly" taught according to the Church's own criteria for infallibility.

    The Fall and Rise of the Neocaths

  • Matthew Kirby of The Continuum like to argue that, by the theological criteriology of Catholicism itself, the Catholic Church has never "infallibly" taught that OHCAC subsists in the Roman communion as an integral whole.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • And because in Catholic belief popes can in some instances speak "infallibly" on matters of faith, it is possible to claim that the pope's recognition of a religious order's charism, characteristic work, and founder is an infallible judgment.

    Spero News

  • Rabbi Tucker's proposal, which remains a dissent to the more conservative majority opinions accepted by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, argues that "God's will is not infallibly represented in the Torah, but only imperfectly, in a form that awaits the engagement and honest searching of religious communities."

    Miriam Lazewatsky: Renewal And Rededication: Supporting LGBT Equality During Hanukkah

  • I smell it out, as it were, and when I see it, I know it infallibly for what it is … or is not.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • They don't demand that their heroes always be infallibly good -- just that at some point, and maybe only once, that they do something truly great.

    Jonathan Kim: ReThink Review: The Social Network -- Geek Is the New Punk

  • A volunteer surgeon in the first days out in the Philippines, he had made a particular study of leprosy, and had observed so many lepers that infallibly, except in the incipient beginnings of the disease, he could pick out a leper at a glance.

    CHAPTER XIX

  • Most of us are laboring under the misguided notion that focusing on all the possible things that could go wrong or might blow up in our faces is the most effective hyper-vigilant strategy to ensure that all the things we do want (which, by the way, are getting precious little of our attention) will infallibly come to us.

    Vaishali: Self-Awareness: The Key to Owning and Operating the Human Experience

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