• WordNet 3.6
    • n incurring acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable) "incurring debts is easier than paying them"
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  • Joaquin Setanti
    Joaquin Setanti
    “Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.”
  • David Hume
    “Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.”
  • Philip Roth
    “Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.”
  • Ogden Nash
    “Man is a victim of dope in the incurable form of hope.”
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    “There are no such things as incurable s. There are only things for which man has not found a cure.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    “That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.”


In literature:

On the 1st of the present month the amount of the public debt actually incurred, including Treasury notes, was $45,659,659.40.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
It took altogether a fortnight to bury poor Dundonald, and great expense must have been incurred.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
The states had incurred an expense of $25,000,000.00 more, in supporting the Revolution.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
If in the course of six months my malady be pronounced incurable then, Amenda!
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2" by Lady Wallace
He would try and irritate her instead, but without incurring the charge of rudeness.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
And if anyone does wrong and escapes, his surety shall incur what the other should have incurred.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
A mother incurs great responsibility in sending her child away unprepared.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
High placed officials could claim payment of their expenses incurred in visiting prostitutes when traveling on public business.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
He exaggerates the burden of his sigh, the incurableness of his wounded heart.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
Was this the incurable British, just as it was the incurable Britling, quality?
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells

In poetry:

Awhile I would have passed for well,
And strove my spots to hide;
Till it broke out incurable,
Too plain to be denied.
"The Leper" by John Newton
Cancer’s an incurable illness
Death’s an irreversible phenomenon
In ridiculous clothing in striped pajamas
I water the geraniums
"Song Of The Cancer Patient Watering Geraniums " by Andrzej Bursa
TORBAY had incurred a good deal of expense
To make him a Scotchman in every sense;
But this is a matter, you'll readily own,
That isn't a question of tailors alone.
"Ellen McJones Aberdeen" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Thy father's curse, lest thou incur, take heed,
It ne'er departed from Cham's sooty race:
For Noah's curse still cleaves unto the breed;
You see it still in ev'ry negro's face.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
This had not saved him. Still the stain
Of the intention--had I erred
And 't was not he--had writ the word
Red on my soul that branded Cain;
For still my error had incurred
The fact of guilt that would remain.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein
"So one who never revelled in discreditable tricks
Until he reached the comfortable age of thirty-six,
May then for half an hour perpetrate a deed of shame,
Without incurring permanent disgrace, or even blame.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

(AP) — Aldermen are refusing to pay fees their attorney incurred in a lawsuit involving a police chief appointment.
Even when they're spitting 20-penny nails, they're still incurably nice.
The Center for Disease Control issues a warning that gonorrhea may soon become incurable.
I was sorry to hear that Bill Janklow has an incurable brain cancer.
Controversial comic Chris Rock incurred the wrath of Gabourey Sidibe's father at a recent awards luncheon – after the funnyman groped the actress as she collected a prize.
David Schwimmer Buys Historical EV Townhouse, Demolishes It, Incurs Wrath of Villagers.
Researchers find blood markers of incurable neurological disorder years before symptoms appear.
Amos faced a one game suspension incurred in the Ballard County football finale.
This would mean that your trustees would have to report to the court every year and incur significant costs until final distribution of your assets .
Collier Development on Tuesday appealed $20,000 in fines it incurred for the demolition of two buildings at the former Iron City Brewing Co. Before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Robert C Gallo.
What if you could call a phone number and find out if you have a -- so far -- incurable illness.
No costs will be incurred.
Collie had been sidelined previously this year after incurring a concussion against Pittsburgh in the second preseason.
A Heritage Foundation report outlines scenarios under which states would incur significant cost increases if the federal matching rate were reduced.
Not willing to incur more losses in the low margin video/DVD market, Reel .com, Palo Alto, Calif, entered into a partnership with

In science:

Then the cost OP T /δt incurred at iteration t will grow as δt goes to 0 and the total cost will significantly exceed OP T .
Approximation Algorithms for Semi-random Graph Partitioning Problems
PU cannot incur any loss and term these as strong admissible pairs.
Capacity and Spectral Efficiency of Interference Avoiding Cognitive Radio with Imperfect Detection
Note that factoring an interval-ordered product containing higher moments general ly stil l incurs a product of commutation coefficients.
Two-parameter Non-commutative Central Limit Theorem
Consider element bi(1) to be already in place and commute bi(k1 ) with the elements to its left until bi(k1 ) is immediately to the right of bi(1) , recording all the while the commutation coefficients incurred in each transposition.
Two-parameter Non-commutative Central Limit Theorem
In commuting a crossing (wj , wk , zj , zk ), as depicted, the corresponding moment incurs a factor µ(zj ),(wk ) (i(zj ), i(wk )).
Two-parameter Non-commutative Central Limit Theorem