un·​err·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈer-iŋ How to pronounce unerring (audio) , ˌən-ˈər- How to pronounce unerring (audio) \

Definition of unerring

: committing no error : faultless, unfailing unerring accuracy

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unerringly \ ˌən-​ˈer-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce unerringly (audio) , ˌən-​ˈər-​ \ adverb

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Examples of unerring in a Sentence

She has an unerring instinct for language. He has an unerring sense of good taste.
Recent Examples on the Web This is mostly due to their unerring pursuit of a song that will unite the world, part of a prophecy made in the very first film. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "Bill & Ted Is About Finding Your Voice. Keanu Reeves’ On-Screen Daughter Brigette Lundy-Paine Took That Quite Literally.," 28 Aug. 2020 Reforming policing in America will require changing their culture, reinventing their training and unerring accountability. Gregory L. Moore, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Opinion: Police swagger and disrespect when it comes to people of color must end," 3 June 2020 As the self-doubting Miles, a man for whom every night is the dark night of the soul, Giamatti makes the best use of his querulous persona, investing an unerring comic touch in a character who is genuinely anguished. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Aged to perfection, Alexander Payne’s ‘Sideways’ is worth more than a glance," 1 Apr. 2020 Patricia Highsmith, from the first, had an unerring sense of what drove ordinary people to the most extreme lengths, the result of which was often murder. Sarah Weinman, New York Times, "‘Killing People in Fiction Was Fun’: Mysteries That Have Stood the Test of Time," 15 May 2020 This principle is as unerring as the law of gravity—yet everyone forgets such laws in Chicken Little times like the one that prevails today. Adam Seessel, Fortune, "Which companies’ stocks will thrive after the coronavirus crash?," 22 Apr. 2020 Musically, Bernstein was nearly unerring, his use of a peppy jazz vocal trio as a mini-Greek chorus emphasizing the deeply American character of the piece. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Ravinia review: A buoyant revival of Bernstein’s ‘Trouble in Tahiti’," 23 Aug. 2019 His direct dribbling, unerring finishing ability and masterful dead-ball technique helped three different national teams battle for supremacy. SI.com, "The 50 Greatest Footballers Who Never Won the World Cup," 2 July 2019 The Bartók benefitted from the customary refinement of the orchestra’s soloists and from unerring structural cohesion. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "Coronavirus Concerts: The Music World Contends with the Pandemic," 14 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unerring

1621, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unerring was in 1621

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“Unerring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unerring. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unerring

formal : always right and accurate : making no errors

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