incorrigible


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incorrigible

Philosophy (of a belief) having the property that whoever honestly believes it cannot be mistaken
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Later, he fenced off a small run in the pasture, where, from time to time, he took in a limited number of incorrigibles.
Another troublesome trait in Mary Ann was her incorrigible propensity to keep running into the nursery, to play with her little sisters and the nurse.
Once, when just from college, and when Horrocks the butler brought him a letter without placing it previously on a tray, he gave that domestic a look, and administered to him a speech so cutting, that Horrocks ever after trembled before him; the whole household bowed to him: Lady Crawley's curl-papers came off earlier when he was at home: Sir Pitt's muddy gaiters disappeared; and if that incorrigible old man still adhered to other old habits, he never fuddled himself with rum-and-water in his son's presence, and only talked to his servants in a very reserved and polite manner; and those persons remarked that Sir Pitt never swore at Lady Crawley while his son was in the room.
Finding her quite incorrigible in this respect, Emma suffered her to depart; but not before she had confided to her that important and never-sufficiently-to-be-taken- care-of answer, and endowed her moreover with a pretty little bracelet as a keepsake.
Giles's Church, London, under the direction of a drunken cripple, who was a convicted thief, and an incorrigible vagrant.
Haveby, the island manager of the Moongleam Soap Company, who adjudged him an incorrigible.
We never shall be rich, and Plumfield may burn up any night, for that incorrigible Tommy Bangs will smoke sweet-fern cigars under the bed-clothes, though he's set himself afire three times already.
Almost in the same breath, a strain of gallantry which was incorrigible in him, and to which his humor and his tenderness to women whom he liked gave variety and charm, would supervene upon his seriousness with a rapidity which her far less flexible temperament could not follow.
You are quite incorrigible, Harry; but I don't mind.
Cypriot motorists were also incorrigible when it came to respecting parking spaces reserved for the disabled.
Now Digong even says we incorrigible and undiscourageable human rights addicts are in the line of fire.
A couple of months ago my incorrigible father asked me to help deliver Meals on Wheels.