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Examples of incoherent in a Sentence
The fever made her incoherent.
He was very upset and practically incoherent after the accident.
The memo is completely incoherent.
Recent Examples of incoherent from the Web
And Tom Cotton’s broader economic philosophy is even more incoherent — as the following tweet amply demonstrates.
Most of the 20 minutes was devoted to her delivering a rambling, nearly incoherent account of an encounter Kahane had with an audience member who may or may not have been Chicago actor John Malkovich — or something to that effect.
The move sets two of the president’s earliest campaign allies on a collision course, exposing yet another rift in the freewheeling, ideologically incoherent movement that is Trump-ism.
What if your loved one is incoherent or unable to speak?
Other symptoms include incoherent or nonsense speech, and behavior that is inappropriate for the situation.
In his head, North was shouting something incoherent, made up of a string of curse words, forged from soft, wet, plump, trembling, heat.
There's Stein's incoherent stance on vaccines and Johnson's ridiculous climate change plan.
Prior to his death, Riehl recorded hours of his own rambling and incoherent conversations and uploaded them to social media.
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Did You Know?
Something that is coherent holds or sticks together firmly, with resistance to separation (that is, it coheres). Coherent, ultimately from the Latin co- ("together") and haerēre ("to stick or cling"), entered English in the 16th century and almost from the beginning was used both of physical things ("coherent stone") and of things which hold together in a much less palpable way ("coherent thoughts"). Its antonym, incoherent, entered the language about three-quarters of a century later. Like coherent, incoherent can be applied to both the tangible and the intangible. But, whether we are speaking of sand or logic, all things incoherent have one thing in common: they do not hold together, literally or figuratively, in a unified or intelligible whole.
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