impeccability

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n impeccability the quality of being exempt from sin or incapable of sinning
    • n impeccability the quality of being without an error or fault
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Impeccability The quality of being impeccable; exemption from sin, error, or offense. "Infallibility and impeccability are two of his attributes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n impeccability The character of being impeccable; exemption from liability to do wrong.
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Quotations

  • Dorothy Parker
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    “Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. impeccabilité,

Usage

In literature:

There was only one thing she could count on, and that was Clara's impeccable honor in living up to a bargain.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
Then, bending from an impeccable height, she vouchsafed a mitigated pardon.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Dennison was older than he looked, less impressed than he seemed, and clothed impeccably.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
For instance, one often sees a wedding invitation in impeccable form but badly printed on cheap paper.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
The impeccable man who has never done a cowardly thing, nor a mean thing, is no kinsman of mine!
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
They should only paint and write and sing for each other, these impeccables, who so despise success and revile the successful.
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
Doggie, impeccable in dark purple.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
The cheek of the thing was stupendous; his indifference to the fine scorn of their impeccable wives was superb.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
I would wish to believe, as they do, Mr. Lincoln to be infallible and impeccable.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Towards the girl and her father he was impeccably respectful.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
He selected a peak some ten miles away, and shot to it in a line which was impeccably straight.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
How was that to be reconciled with impeccable deference to the ruling religion?
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
She had not been in England a month before she spoke Piccadilly almost impeccably.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Their surfaces are impeccably rendered.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Shut up in his cell of impeccable righteousness, he believed he had dealt justly with her and no more.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
While Kipling Makes the Merits of "Unwreckable" and "Impeccable" Lies the Subject of Song, Others Continue to Prefer the Medium of Story.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
He had attained almost to a state of impeccability.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Henry, on his side, was determined to allow nothing to stand in his way, whilst keeping up his appearance of impeccability.
"The Wives of Henry the Eighth and the Parts They Played in History" by Martin Hume
Their records had been impeccable.
"Check and Checkmate" by Walter Miller
I think that Loft should be added to the god and the brute, to form a trinity of impeccable illegibility.
"The Great Miss Driver" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

Why then innocence
On paradisal beaches,
An impeccable sky
Over the church of hygiene?
Is it because that
Was long ago?
"A Poem For the End of the Century" by Czeslaw Milosz
The heavy memories of Horeb, Sinai and the forty years,
Showed only when the daylight fell
Level across the face
Of Brennbaum 'The Impeccable'.
"Brennbaum" by Ezra Pound
And, what was more, I loved another,
But couldn't get him: well, but, then
You're just as bad, my erring brother,
You most impeccable of men:—
"After the Golden Wedding (Three Soliloquies)" by James Kenneth Stephen

In news:

Marvel and be amazed by the killer performances and impeccable DJ selections.
'The Hour' exhibits impeccably stylish timing.
Impeccable taste comes naturally to David Sheflin.
The grandeur beneath the rubble was obvious—'impeccable, perfect materials and perfect proportions'.
The Casa Garden restaurant, staffed mostly with volunteers, offers impeccable food and service.
Chipper 's timing impeccable 'til the end.
The movie, having its Milwaukee premiere this weekend at the UWM Union Theatre, has impeccable indie credentials: It's co-written by Lena Dunham, whose HBO series "Girls" is the poster child for intelligent comedy .
The Japanese-sponsored Honda CR-V, a compact crossover-utility vehicle famous for its impeccable build quality, cute design and excellent road performance, finally has a genuinely worthy American challenger.
Although the press has spent the past two years buzzing about Kate Middleton's impeccable wardrobe, not even the most inspired sartorial choice has garnered the attention that topless photos of the princess did last week.
Impeccably handled dry-aged steaks and a swank atmosphere have kept this Inner Harbor steak house on the short list for business and special-event dining.
Justices are impeccable examples of judiciary .
With his impeccable spoken version of Rael's story between songs, one couldn't help but be drawn into the narrative.
The fit and finish on the Mustang are impeccable with all work completedby the owner, Mark Mathieu.
A haunting novel of one man's fatal mistake, a guide to the impeccable style of Frenchwomen, and more riveting reads.
The Orlando Hotel is a throwback to the days when family-run hotels offered impeccable service, spoiled their guests and things were done right -the first time around.
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In science:

Although this proof is impeccable, it needs to use a very strong result.
Characterization of approximation schemes satisfying Shapiro's Theorem
The author would like this conference and for a n impeccably organized meeting.
Development of Particle Flow Calorimetry
Our numerical analysis of the contribution to the process coming from the photon exchange, pins impeccably down a lower bound on ΛNC to be as high as around up to O(103 ) TeV, depending on the cosmogenic ν -flux.
Photon-neutrino interaction in theta-exact covariant noncommutative model: Phenomenology and Quantum properties*
However, choosing a “good quality” random number generator for al l applications may not be trivial as discussed in Section 5, in light of the recent results reporting anomalous correlations in Monte Carlo simulations [14, 23] using the here almost impeccably performing R250.
A Comparative Study of Some Pseudorandom Number Generators
For bit level tests, plus denotes an impeccable performance, zero the failure of some of the least significant bits, and minus the failure of more significant bits for RAND and RAN3.
A Comparative Study of Some Pseudorandom Number Generators
Unlike the addition in (7), this is old-fashioned everywhere-defined and impeccably-behaved addition of real numbers.
Scaled Boolean Algebras
Benson, et al, Imprecated, yet impeccable: on the theoretical evaluation of Γ(B → Xcℓν ), Nucl.
Inclusive Measurements of $B \to X_c\ell\nu$ and $B \to X_s\gamma$ Decays
Unfortunately, even though mathematical ly impeccable, these deformations are afflicted by a number of problematic aspects of physical character [3c], besides implying an evident departure from the axioms of the special relativity (SR).
Conceivable new recycling of nuclear waste by nuclear power companies in their plants
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