fallibility

Part of speech: adverb

FALLIBLY.

Part of speech: noun

Fallibleness.

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Usage examples "fallibility":

  1. If, on the other hand, it acted with firmness and loyalty towards its king- if it did much to secure the rights, the prosperity, and the honour of the nation- if, in a country where property had been turned upside down a few years before, it strove to do justice to the many, with the least possible injury to the few- if, in a country torn with religious quarrels, it endeavoured to secure liberty of conscience without alienating the ultra zealous- and, finally, if in a country in imminent danger from a powerful invader and numerous traitors, it was more intent on raising resources and checking treason than would become a parliament sitting in peace and safety, let us, while confessing its fallibility, attend to its difficulties, and do honour to its vigour and intelligence. - "Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry", Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston.
  2. We have to apply our principles to the adult world about us, well as to the child- world, and teach, when we permit ourselves to teach at all, chiefly by example, by cheerful confession of fallibility, by open- mindedness. - "Study of Child Life", Marion Foster Washburne.
  3. Ottila smiled an exultant smile, and Warwick acknowledged his proven fallibility by a haughty flush and a frank amendment. - "Moods", Louisa May Alcott.