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Inconsistencies Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Inconsistency \In`con*sist"en*cy\, n.; pl. Inconsistencies. [Cf. F. inconsistance.]
  1. The quality or state of being inconsistent; discordance in respect to sentiment or action; such contrariety between two things that both can not exist or be true together; disagreement; incompatibility. There is a perfect inconsistency between that which is of debt and that which is of free gift. --South.
  2. Absurdity in argument ore narration; incoherence or irreconcilability in the parts of a statement, argument, or narration; that which is inconsistent. If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, and learning, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last! --Swift.
  3. Want of stability or uniformity; unsteadiness; changeableness; variableness. Mutability of temper, and inconsistency with ourselves, is the greatest weakness of human nature. --Addison.
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  • Reflections on the variations, or inconsistencies, which are found among the four Evangelists: Reflec‍tions on the Variations, or Inconſiſtencies, which are found among the four Evangeliſts, in their different Accounts of the ſame Fac‍ts- ...

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