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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"You have no business to be incorrigible," was his friend's answer, delivered in no very soothing tone.
Later, he fenced off a small run in the pasture, where, from time to time, he took in a limited number of incorrigibles.
"You are quite incorrigible, Harry; but I don't mind.
"Ah, sinner that I am!" said Don Quixote, "how bad it looks in governors not to know how to read or write; for let me tell thee, Sancho, when a man knows not how to read, or is left-handed, it argues one of two things; either that he was the son of exceedingly mean and lowly parents, or that he himself was so incorrigible and ill-conditioned that neither good company nor good teaching could make any impression on him.
But either the children were so incorrigible, the parents so unreasonable, or myself so mistaken in my views, or so unable to carry them out, that my best intentions and most strenuous efforts seemed productive of no better result than sport to the children, dissatisfaction to their parents, and torment to myself.
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.
"You're incorrigible," said Stremov, not looking at her, and he spoke again to Anna.
"Sir Patrick's motives will appear presently," rejoined the incorrigible old gentleman.
"Phil, you're incorrigible. Well, I love you so much that I can't make nice, light, congratulatory little speeches.
In plain terms, he was an incorrigible scoundrel; and he had now added one more to the list of his many misdemeanors by impudently breaking the conditions on which Mrs.
After this, Jim Hall went to live in the incorrigible cell.
"Shall I say it for you?" asked the incorrigible doctor.