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incoherency

[in-koh-heer-uh n-see, -her-] /ˌɪn koʊˈhɪər ən si, -ˈhɛr-/
noun, plural incoherencies.
Origin of incoherency
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; in-3 + coherency
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  • They are incoherencies, but they are not without some foundation.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • Sprinkle your vision with collisions, curses, incoherencies.

  • His best utterances were but incoherencies to the human ears that heard them.

    Library Notes A. P. Russell
  • His position and surroundings tended to aggravate his incoherencies of statement.

    Hours in a Library Leslie Stephen
  • The lady seemed to see nothing inconsistent in his incoherencies.

    H.M.S. ---- Klaxon
  • Miss Meadows had tears in her eyes, and incoherencies on her lips.

    The Young Step-Mother Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Reft of its incoherencies—natural under the circumstances—this was the sum of it.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford
  • Then he had another inspiration, and went rambling off into fervent confusions and incoherencies, and I had to stop him again.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The world of professional scoffers and virtuosi fell joyously upon its obscurities and incoherencies.

    Hogarth C. Lewis Hind
  • A flood of incoherencies, spoken in a high-pitched, whining voice, pours from his lips.

    Mad Shepherds L. P. Jacks
Word Origin and History for incoherencies

incoherency

n.

1680s, from incoherent + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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