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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
Witnesses told British media outlets that, before losing consciousness, Rowley and Sturgess were frothing at the mouth, hallucinating, and incoherent.
The teen appeared lethargic and incoherent, as if under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
When officers approached her car, Kebler had watery, bloodshot eyes, appeared incoherent and was slurring her speech, police said.
More: Needle marks, 'incoherent screaming' and an appeal in utility worker's death Police said Michele Schuster drove into Rooks and four other construction workers at a site on Cox Road in West Chester.
The incoherent 21st century seems to confirm Russell’s impression.
Had things gone to plan, Sam Allardyce would be the manager now, and, given his fixation with Wayne Rooney, England may still be an incoherent side chugging around after an aging star.
Witnesses told the British press that the couple — identified as Charlie Rowley, 45, and Dawn Sturgess, 44 — were frothing at the mouth and incoherent before lapsing into coma.
The relationship has been a complete mess [under Trump], and US policy toward Russia has been incoherent and unpredictable.
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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.
INCOHERENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incoherent for English Language Learners
: not able to talk or express yourself in a clear way that can be easily understood
: not logical or well-organized : not easy to understand
INCOHERENT Defined for Kids
Definition of incoherent for Students
- He was so upset, his speech was incoherent.
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