One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The tendency to make mistakes or be wrong.‘technology is not a cure for human fallibility’‘studies on the fallibility of memory and perception’
- ‘And he acknowledges his own fallibility, the fact that he is part of the problem, in need of radical reform, dangerously prone to evil.’
- ‘The error is only further testimony to human fallibility, however, in the process of discerning the guilty from the innocent.’
- ‘Being aware of my own fallibility makes it easier to accept shortcomings in others.’
- ‘His Honour went through the process of suggesting to the jury that the fallibility of human memory could explain the discrepancy.’
- ‘These diagnostic failures were not malpractice, but the fallibility of humans and machines.’
- ‘Future work in this area will add to our understanding of the fallibility of memories and how to spot the mistaken ones.’
- ‘"Human fallibility and nuclear weapons will destroy nations."’
- ‘Ordinarily, we can cope with fallibility by shrinking the likelihood of a mistake.’
- ‘It allows us to acknowledge our fallibility by saying that even our best-supported theories may be false: we do not have to list them.’
- ‘I think it's to the credit of both papers that they acknowledge their fallibility, but the errors in question are rather more than slips of the pen.’
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