from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unerring manner; without error, mistake, or failure; infallibly.

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

  • adverb In an unerring manner.

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  • adverb Without making a mistake, perfectly, directly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb without making errors


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un- + erring + -ly


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  • He picked the name unerringly out of the hundreds he carried in his mind, and along with it came automatically all he knew of young Heinrich's history, family, and connections, these appearing in his imagination round the boy's long, dreamy face in a constellation of social affinities, orderly and complex as the pattern of a snowflake.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes Gabaldon, Diana 2005

  • Thus, there are people who, when they once see any word (we will say a proper name) written or printed, can always afterwards spell that word unerringly, no matter how uncommon it may be.

    A Book for All Readers An Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries Ainsworth Rand Spofford

  • However, they had "unerringly," as Sarah remarked, migrated to a whole case full of mysteries and romances.

    Freedoms Challenge McCaffrey, Anne 1998

  • Ranging from the established to the unknown, the solid roster of authors who are invited here for year-round talks highlights these unerringly high standards.

    Independent bookshops in south-west of the UK 2011

  • Rafal Kozik, £1.49 Although something of an acquired taste, the board game's winning mix of strategy and competition seems to translate unerringly to iPad, as does building colourful networks of railways across North America against the computer, friends or strangers online.iPad only, Days Of Wonder, £4.99 With side-on 2D courses that defy both conventional architecture and the laws of physics, Super Stickman Golf is a beautifully made game of risk and reward.

    iPod, iPhone & iPad games round-up 2011

  • I began to move down the halls, silent on my bare feet, and at each juncture I took a turn unerringly.

    Raziel Kristine Douglas 2011

  • [T] hree stories, gazing unerringly into forces that cause some people to self-destruct ... and others to find inner strength to last a lifetime.

    The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman: Book summary 2010

  • That Sunday, Garay was preaching a variation on his usual theme, about how prosperity and abundance unerringly find true believers.

    Did Christianity Cause the Crash? 2009

  • But in the moment of election, under the stress and turmoil of the hunted Lolly as under a covering of darkness, the true Laura had settled it all unerringly.

    Science Fiction & Fantasy 2009

  • All characters remain true to their already established identities, and Brooks unerringly weaves the many threads of his complex saga into an intricate and colorful tapestry that, taken with the previous books, casts the expected magical spell over the reader. '

    High Druid of Shannara by Terry Brooks: Book summary 2010


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