I am no hero--I was fully aware of the danger to which I was exposing myself; and yet I protest that I caught myself laughing under my breath, with the most outrageous inconsistency
, at the instant when I began the ascent of the trellis-work.
Suddenly reminded of her past wrongs (by the pardonable error of a polite schoolfellow), Emily committed the startling inconsistency
of appealing to the sympathies of Francine!
Alec relented so far as to propose two gold rings for the ears instead of one copper one for the nose; a proceeding which proved that if Rose had all the weakness of her sex for jewellery, he had all the inconsistency
of his in giving a pretty penitent exactly what she wanted, spite of his better judgment.
I cannot account for the extraordinary inconsistency
in my character which this confession implies.
Out of the ethical incoherency and inconsistency
of capitalism, the oligarchs emerged with a new ethics, coherent and definite, sharp and severe as steel, the most absurd and unscientific and at the same time the most potent ever possessed by any tyrant class.
We are not therefore justified, in order to take away the appearance of inconsistency
, in attributing to him hidden meanings or remote allusions.
she added, waiting with some apparent inconsistency
FOR an answer.
But, on the other hand, the seeming discrepancies of the Republic may only arise out of the discordant elements which the philosopher has attempted to unite in a single whole, perhaps without being himself able to recognize the inconsistency
which is obvious to us.
good-nature will pardon any inconsistency
or absurdity which my
And on the next page: "It may sound paradoxical to say that one cannot observe the process (or relation) of observation, and yet may be certain that there is such a process: but there is really no inconsistency in the saying.
He suggests that it was a mere inconsistency on James's part to adhere to introspection after abandoning the dualism of thoughts and things.
They spoke together with a strange inconsistency
, in whispers; unwilling to disturb again the dreary echoes they had just now raised.