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  • adv. In an unfailing manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unfailing manner; surely.

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

  • adv. without fail


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  • So I keep calling the unfailingly competent and cheerful study coordinator -- who must be getting really sick of hearing from me -- to try to get things straightened out.

    Embracing the Waist

  • Prosecutors will also have to explain how a man described as unfailingly polite became ensnared by terrorists.


  • In it Sheckley's stories are described as unfailingly elegant and literate; their mordant humour and sudden plot reversals separate them from the mass of magazine sf stories of the time, for the wit and surprises usually function to make serious points about the calamitous aspects of life in the later 2oth century.

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  • Caple explained that he wasn't going to blow it during any game, just bring it up to the press box and use it as a prop. The guards, whom Caple described as unfailingly polite, recognized the situation's mounting seriousness and contacted their superiors.

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  • Some instinct leads them to divine unfailingly which is gold and which dross.

    The Lamp of Fate

  • But Joan was an unfailingly perceptive adviser who could cut to the heart of any issue, and from time to time she would correct my Elmore grammar.

    The Good Fight

  • Each has written compellingly on this subject, yet each has been unselfishly and unfailingly supportive as we explored terrain that they already knew well.

    American Grace

  • Ever a relucant icon, he is simply dressed but unfailingly elegant.

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  • But what this unfailingly enthusiastic musician really wants to do is tell people himself, live and on stage: "I want to do 'What Makes It Great?' in every borough!"

    The Classical-Music Chaperon

  • A few years ago when people still wrote letters to each other, I used to get letters from a friend who would unfailingly use quotation marks around her adjectives.

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