Infall

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Infall in′fal (Carlyle) an inroad.
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph%20Addison
    “The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “He scratched his ear, the infallible resource to which embarrassed people have recourse.”
  • Francesco Petrarch
    Francesco Petrarch
    “Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -- avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise%20Pascal
    “We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.”
  • William Hepworth Thompson
    William Hepworth Thompson
    “We are none of us infallible -- not even the youngest of us.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward%20Gibbon
    “Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.”

Usage

In literature:

Nay, more, relying on the efficacy of audacity, although confronted by these facts, it lays claim to infallibility.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
The possession of an infallible book is not sufficient.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
You must relieve him of his infallibility if you want him to act like a sensible man.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
No idea could be more extravagant or more unjust than that usually entertained by Protestants on our doctrine of the Pope's infallibility.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
Her great function is Praise: she enters into no contest, but infallibly judges the crown of contest.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
That the so-called "apocryphal" book of Wisdom is Scripture, and the infallible and undeceivable word of God.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
The infallibility of the church of Rome.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
The hypnotist is usually endowed by the subject with an omniscience and infallibility which logically is unjustified.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
It cannot be asserted that his enviable position was due either to perfect impartiality or to infallible wisdom.
"Eatin' Crow; and The Best Man In Garotte" by Frank Harris
None is infallible but this has the highest percentage of success.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
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In poetry:

Fool! thrice fool!
do I hanker after that too? Fancy me
infallible nursery saint, live code of law!
me preaching! teaching innocence to be good!
a mother!
"A Castaway" by Augusta Davies Webster
Make an infallible motion, call back
chilly winds pouring out of pitchers
a flamelike lotion.
'tis night today, and I wake before I ripen
in the mirrors of your tears.
"Night" by Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
'Stand!' shouted the bobbies in accents most dread,
'Or else you will taste our infallible lead.'
But the maids of the mountains just laughed at poor Clark,
And galloped away to continue their lark.
"The Maids of the Mountains" by Anonymous Oceania
The Latin swears his Roman Pope is judge infallible.
Wherefore you may be very sure the Devil from his skull
Will drink a toast unto all liars, who such a lie aver--
Tho they believe, as we all believe, in the Holy Sepulchre!
"A Song Of The Sects" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Marvin Hamlisch was blessed with perfect pitch and an infallible ear.
An idea that is indestructible and infallibly true in the minds of the people who believe in it.
Three Definitely Infallible Predictions for the Rest of the World Series.
Heroes Are Not Infallible .
The Florida Supreme Court ruled last year that the idea of the infallible dog is "a creation of legal fiction.".
Apple stock fell to its lowest level since February as investors continued dumping shares of the company, no longer perceived as being infallible or worthy of being priced for perfection.
Even as Moretti choreographs slapstick pratfalls and inter-Vatican volleyball tournaments, he's questioning precepts that are accepted by millions: infallibility, tradition and trust.
"Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls" is a hilarious and smartly-written book about getting dumped and getting over it — as long as you don't take it too seriously.
Difference is the male's infallible sense of direction.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Makeup Foundation.
After a near decade of being viewed as practically infallible by the press, Wall Street and most everyone else, Apple has had a rough few months.
Coca-Cola's record on soda introductions is not infallible.
In my eyes, they are perfect, infallible, right up there on the hallowed pedestal with Mom, Mother Theresa and the Virgin Mary.
His Holiness's tweets aren't any more infallible than yours are.
Although papal infallibility is commonly found in popular conversation, how well the term is understood is another matter.
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In science:

Infall of late type galaxies into clusters may be more prominent in younger clusters and, hence, so to the presence of starburst and post-starburst ob jects.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
It is necessary to start with a perturbation of FWHM of 40 pc for the infall velocity to be transonic.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
For the case with a Gaussian density perturbation with FWHM= 75 pc, the final mass density of the cloud is more than twice ρisob due to the ram pressure of the infalling gas.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
In fact, the scaling relations allow to tie the geometric properties of disks to those of the Milky Way and nothing more; the overall disk evolution is really determined by the assumed infall (or mass accretion) history.
The Milky Way and the evolution of disk galaxies
We find that the crucial ingredient of that success is the assumption that gas is infalling more slowly in galaxies with smaller masses and/or surface densities.
The Milky Way and the evolution of disk galaxies
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