from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Committing no mistakes; consistently accurate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not missing the target.
- adj. consistently accurate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Committing no mistake; incapable or error or failure certain; sure; unfailing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not missing the mark; certain: as, an unerring aim.
- Committing no mistake; incapable of error; infallible: as, the unerring wisdom of God.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not liable to error
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God is the sovereign King, the righteous Judge, and to him it belongs to administer justice; for, being a God of infinite knowledge, by him actions are weighed in unerring balances; and, being a God of infinite purity, he hates sin and cannot endure to look upon iniquity.
What it has been the fashion to call their unerring instinct is after all infallible only as a certain great public functionary is, -- in theory; and their mistaken haste is too frequently nothing but a hurrying to their death.
The fact is that a car which works all the time is displaying what Charles Babbage called the unerring certainty of machinery.
The idea, as I see it, is that if love is both your fuel and your compass, you can drive as you will "drive as you like"--Love as a kind of unerring GPS.
I mean, in a sense that Michelle certainly is as much of a style icon I think with her marvelously kind of unerring eye for the kind of clean-cut dress and the pearls and a great look that she's established very early in her whole, you know, tenure as First Lady.
From a writer who has been lauded as "an original -- stylistically ingenious, savagely funny, always unpredictable" (Philadelphia Inquirer) and "unerring" (San Diego Union-Tribune), who has been compared to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and John Updike, a writer whose pen has given us a devastating lampoon of the nuclear-arms race and an audacious answer to the outrageous question "What if God had a daughter?"
Woody Harrelson is the walker here, and he fits the part of the guy you'd most like to sit next to at a dinner party - good breeding, great taste, an instinct for delivering the well-targeted compliment at the right moment, and the kind of unerring instinct for gossip that's comparable to a pig's nose for truffles.
She has an unerring gift for suggesting the right play at the right time.
The document explained that Google works like one machine, an omnivorous collector of information, a hyperencyclopedic vault of human knowledge, an unerring auctioneer, an eerily skillful student of languages, behavior, and desires.
It was now so dark that there was no sign of the boat; but Wolf Larsen held back through the frightful turmoil as if guided by unerring instinct.
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