Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a fallible manner; mistakenly or deceptively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a fallible manner.

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  • adverb In a fallible manner

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Examples

  • In matters of faith and morals - proclaimed either "fallibly" or "infallibly" by the Catholic Church - the bishops have an authoritative role as teacher.

    Marisacat

  • The more the campaign went on, the more fallibly human he realised they were.

    The Saturday interview: Brian Paddick

  • Poets are as fallibly human as anyone else, and surely Cordle did not assume that writing poetry afforded some kind of exemption from this truth.

    Writing and Publishing

  • They were human, fallibly human, and like us; they took pleasure and delight in the trivial joys of fashion.

    From Alzheimer's to Auschwitz at 32,000 Feet

  • If Montaigne marks the beginning of modernity, it is because he tells us exactly what he is like; how he sees the world, fallibly and yet honestly; and because there was no book in the world like it before, and we are still writing books rather like it today.

    Addle-pated modernist

  • They were human, fallibly human, and like us; they took pleasure and delight in the trivial joys of fashion.

    Tom Gregory: From Alzheimer's to Auschwitz at 32,000 Feet

  • Moreover, they have confidence that, just as they are fallible human beings who nonetheless have something important to share, so too the earliest Christians may have written fallibly and yet still have something important to share.

    A Parable and a Testimony

  • It's one thing to ask how a fallible human fallibly but sufficiently understands an inerrant text and quite another when the text has problems.

    Quote of the Day (Denis Diderot)

  • It is to assert several independent things: first, that there is the possibility of (fallibly) objective knowledge of social facts; second, that there are “social facts” to be known – that is, there are some mind- or interpretation-independent things that happen and can be the subject of knowledge; and third (questionably), that there are categories of higher-level social entities that “really” exist in the way that some philosophers say that natural kinds exist.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • It is to assert several independent things: first, that there is the possibility of (fallibly) objective knowledge of social facts; second, that there are “social facts” to be known – that is, there are some mind- or interpretation-independent things that happen and can be the subject of knowledge; and third (questionably), that there are categories of higher-level social entities that “really” exist in the way that some philosophers say that natural kinds exist.

    Are there "social kinds"?

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