from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being unreliable. (Imp. Dict.)
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- n. the trait of not being dependable or reliable
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The mere cost of living is such, that I avoid the slightest unnecessary expense in my housekeeping, and the incompetency and unreliableness of every member of my household, makes me shun the least additional demand upon their inefficiency, which is sure to end in annoyance and mortification to myself, and extra trouble, worry, and fatigue to my poor Ellen.
Peter's vanity was sifted out of him, his self-confidence was sifted out of him, his rash presumption was sifted out of him, his impulsive readiness to blurt out the first thought that came into his head was sifted out of him, and so his unreliableness and changeableness were largely sifted out of him, and he became what
Sometimes it is presented as an anodyne to souls disturbed by experience of men's unreliableness, as when the apostle heartens the
That again was a guarantee for the divine origin of the vision in the eyes of every Jew, though nowadays it is taken by anti - supernaturalists as a demonstration of its morbidness and unreliableness.
Many of them are base enough to allow themselves to be penned over night, around a barrel of whisky, by a file of men who prevent their escape and march them up to the polls in the morning in a body, because the demagogue is too cunning to expose their unreliableness for one moment to the counter-bribery of his adversary.