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imperfectability

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of not being perfectable; of being forever imperfect

Etymologies

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im- +‎ perfectability or imperfectable +‎ -ity

Examples

  • He had fallen into a deep cynicism over what had crossed his path, plotted the imperfectability of man and read Shaw and

    This Side of Paradise

  • He had fallen into a deep cynicism over what had crossed his path, plotted the imperfectability of man and read Shaw and Chesterton enough to keep his mind from the edges of decadence -- now suddenly all his mental processes of the last year and

    This Side of Paradise

  • Sixth, conservatives are chastened by their principle of imperfectability

    GraniteGrok

  • He had fallen into a deep cynicism over what had crossed his path, plotted the imperfectability of man and read Shaw and Chesterton enough to keep his mind from the edges of decadence—now suddenly all his mental processes of the last year and a half seemed stale and futile—a petty consummation of himself ... and like a sombre background lay that incident of the spring before, that filled half his nights with a dreary terror and made him unable to pray.

    Book 1, Chapter 4. Narcissus Off Duty.

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