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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 an old girlfriend manic in the street, tearing the clothes from her body, incoherent about some private grief.
Any attempt to address corruption will again probably be obstructed by an incoherent government populated by ministers with little to no incentive to engage in real change.
Freeman argues that infighting within the Trump administration has left an incoherent, at best, policy towards China.
When firefighters arrived, McGee was lying on the floor — half in the bedroom, half in the bathroom — still naked and incoherent, his eyes bugged out, his pupils dilated, Watanabe said.
With an incoherent mishmash of his usual guys onstage -- Ben Keith, the Stray Gators, Jack Nitszche, Crosby, Stills and Nash, probably the mailman -- Young mostly took the opportunity to get smashed on tequila and complain about the sound.
One prominent conservative tried to sue YouTube to get restrictions lifted off his videos, and others have denounced them as unfair and incoherent.
In the video, Clements at times seems aggressive and incoherent.
Last month, Katie Roiphe wrote an an alternatingly brilliant and incoherent essay for Harper’s on the #MeToo cultural moment.
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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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