from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inconsistency.

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  • n. inconsistency

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inconsistency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inconsistency.


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  • This woman has become so desparate of late that inconsistence makes her sound like a hollow gong being hit by a one year old baby.

    Clinton: Democratic nomination process needs to change

  • In fact, the very source of that disquiet, I would argue, may lie in the seemingness of the inconsistence, in our uncertainty, our inability to collapse the subjunctivity level from "could not have happened" back to "could have happened" by way of a rational explanation.

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  • There is therefore no such inconsistence of human nature with civil duties, as some think.


  • Because it is no consequence one way or the other from my complex idea: the necessity or inconsistence of malleability hath no visible connexion with the combination of that colour, weight, and fusibility in any body.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • But our ideas of substances, being supposed copies, and referred to archetypes without us, must still be taken from something that does or has existed: they must not consist of ideas put together at the pleasure of our thoughts, without any real pattern they were taken from, though we can perceive no inconsistence in such a combination.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • It's has inconsistence functions, it has too many 'barriers to entry', it's slow, it crashes, it freezes, it doesn't shut down apps properly.

    Yes, you can turn a Windows Mobile phone into an iPhone. Sort of.

  • But why run I into length to such a poor thing? why push I so weak an adversary? whose first letter is all low malice, and whose next is made up of falsehood and inconsistence, as well as spite and ill-manners! yet I was willing to give you a part of my mind.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Surely thou must see the inconsistence of her forgiving unforgiveness, as I may call it! — yet, heavy varlet as thou art, thou wantest to be drawn up after her!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But what an inconsistence is this, when they consent to my going, thinking his visits here no otherwise to be avoided! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • That would be a solecism indeed! and yet to increase the inconsistence, in another part of your letter you call me a beau.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith


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