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incorrigible

Philosophy (of a belief) having the property that whoever honestly believes it cannot be mistaken
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Struggling to encompass this reality, Jakkie changes the poet's description of the world as "Suddener than we fancy it, more spiteful and gay than one supposes, incorrigibly plural [.
For many a feminist in Sudan, Suad was the woman to look up to, assertive, defiant and incorrigibly political.
A certain pessimism, perhaps encouraged by an exaggerated conception of the original fall, has led us to regard the world as decidedly and incorrigibly wicked" (p.
His character comes to collect the train fare from Brandy's character, who flirts with him incorrigibly, even throwing in some dialect catchphrases and colloquial references, as she tries to get out of being fined.
Many of the essays Brearton and Longley have selected for inclusion in Incorrigibly Plural: Louis MacNeice and his Legacy involve MacNeice only tangentially, or use him as a foil; indeed, a third of the essays published herein use MacNeice to illuminate or explain some other figure.
Human beings are not incorrigibly selfish, violent, or power-hungry, and conflict is not a permanent state of human affairs.
As far as the main argument of this paper is concerned, the rhetoric of repetition and the everydayness of the husband's routine synchronize neatly with the wife's church-going scheme and constitute a twenty-year-long ongoing re-enactment, a Penelopean re-weaving, of the wife's incorrigibly hopeful hyperbolic expectation.
I accept that hanging is inhumane, unchristian, immoral and is not a deterrent, but I also believe that some crimes are so heinous and some individuals so incorrigibly evil and beyond redemption that hanging should be an option for the state.
Accordingly, the school's right to expel or suspend a student can be exercised "only for disobedient, refractory or incorrigibly bad conduct," (86) because:
As Patricia Fumerton has demonstrated, itinerant and other lower-order laborers were frequently aligned with both vagrancy and idleness in the early modern cultural imagination, and authorities had "difficulty distinguishing the unemployed, the underemployed, and the multitasked or in-transit laboring poor from the incorrigibly 'idle' or 'sturdy' beggar.
Incorrigibly plural; Louis MacNeice and his legacy.