unfailing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unfailing unceasing "unfailing loyalty","unfailing good spirits","unflagging courtesy"
    • adj unfailing always able to supply more "an unfailing source of good stories","a subject of unfailing interest"
    • adj unfailing not liable to failure "a foolproof identification system","the unfailing sign of an amateur","an unfailing test"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unfailing Not failing; not liable to fail; inexhaustible; certain; sure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unfailing Not liable to fail; incapable of being exhausted: as, an unfailing spring; unfailing sources of supply.
    • unfailing Not missing; always fulfilling a hope, promise, or want; not coming short; sure; certain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unfailing un-fā′ling not failing or liable to fail
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Usage

In literature:

Not even the House of Commons could treat the Chair with more unfailing deference than the Assembly showed to Mr. A.F.
"India, Old and New" by Sir Valentine Chirol
Her outlook must be broad, and her patience unfailing.
"Vocational Guidance for Girls" by Marguerite Stockman Dickson
It seems an unfailing prescription for trouble.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Indeed, his unconsciousness is what makes him an unfailing delight.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
He touched his harp and nations heard, entranced, As some vast river of unfailing source.
"A Book For The Young" by Sarah French
Her patriotism was boundless, her courage and endurance unfailing.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
The birds have been taught by their unfailing instinct that summer has departed, and winter is near.
"The Nest in the Honeysuckles, and other Stories" by Various
Meals were frequent, and, of course, a matter of unfailing interest.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
With unfailing tenderness he took leave of life.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
A soldier never tires of singing, and his 'Sankey' is an unfailing friend.
"From Aldershot to Pretoria" by W. E. Sellers
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In poetry:

You who are still and white
And cold like stone;
For whom the unfailing light
Is spent and done;
"Slain" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
A poor, storm-beaten, lonely waif,
Lured southward from a colder clime
By hope and that unfailing faith
That health will come again in time!
"The Waif" by John Lawson Stoddard
How comes it that, at even-tide,
When level beams should show most truth,
Man, failing, takes unfailing pride
In memories of his frolic youth?
"To The Companions" by Rudyard Kipling
Thus while we dwell in this low scene,
The Lamb is our unfailing screen;
To him, though guilty, still we run,
And God still spares us for his Son.
"Hymn" by Henry Kirke White
His strength was failing now, but his unfailing
Strong spirit still upbore
And drove him on with courage yet unquailing,
In spite of weakness sore.
"His Mate" by Victor James Daley
Night visits not Thy sky, nor storm, nor sadness;
Day fills up all its blue -—
Unfailing beauty, and unfaltering gladness,
And lover forever new.
"Light of the World! Forever, Ever Shining" by Horatius Bonar

In news:

Providing unfailing operation from ball bearing failure requires looking at the subject the way experts do—with a cold eye on the factors leading to success and failure.
This remarkable, unfailingly intelligent debut film, rooted in the Mississippi Delta's vanishing way of life, tells of the fall-out from one man's suicide on three people.
Unfailing attention to every detail is what ABEC Resorts' condominium resort owners and guests deserve and have come to expect.
I found Estonians to be difficult to get to know, though unfailingly kind when we managed to break down a boundary.
The messages are unfailingly positive.
"I know of no subject, save perhaps baseball, on which the average American newspaper, even in the larger cities, discourses with unfailing sense and understanding".
Viewers are unfailingly advised at the end of commercials that every advertised humorous show is "very funny.".
9 today have unfailingly been presented and accepted as big events.
"Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom…Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days…" (Ps 90:12-13 NIV).
Their inclination to dismiss superstitious behavior is usually followed by an admission of a particular ritual, unfailingly observed.
In high-stakes heists, as in Hollywood, you'd hope to be able to rely on a blend of exhaustive planning, exquisite plotting and unfailing execution to get the job done.
A TELLING measure of the success of "The Joy of Painting," the hypnotic half-hour show in which the endearingly goofy Bob Ross unfailingly produced a kitschy canvas, was what happened in Holland in 1997.
There are two qualities you can always expect from Arbors' stable of artists: they unfailingly display compatibility and camaraderie, particularly in the front line.
The winsome, unfailingly cheerful local indie-pop crew would much rather talk about Skin Collision Past, the debut full-length LP they're releasing this Friday at Walter's.
The name unfailingly evokes heroic adventure, dazzling conquests, exotic realms, a tragic early death … but quite what happened after the conqueror's demise in Babylon, in 323, at age 32, poses a major mystery.
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In science:

The Penrose tiling [9, 15] is the most famous nonperiodic tiling of the plane and is an unfailing source of beautiful properties and phenomena to be explored .
Diffusive limits on the Penrose tiling
We shall miss his cheerfulness, unfailing good sense, and scientific industry.
The Cluster of Galaxies Surrounding Cygnus A II: New Velocities and a Dynamical Model
Finally, and most important , the author is endlessly grateful for his wife, Teresa, constant and unfailling support.
Supersymmetric Quantum Cosmology --- Shaken not stirred
The author wish to express generic thanks to the referees for a detailed control and numerous constructive suggestions as well he should like to express his deep gratitude to the publishers for their unfailing support.
Interactions and Strings in Higher Order Anisotropic and Inhomogeneous Superspaces and Isospaces
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