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unerring

[uhn-ur-ing, -er-] /ʌnˈɜr ɪŋ, -ˈɛr-/
adjective
1.
not erring; not going astray or missing the mark:
The captain set an unerring course for home.
2.
undeviatingly accurate throughout; not containing any error or flaw:
She gave an unerring recital of the day's events.
3.
invariably precise or correct:
unerring taste.
Origin of unerring
1615-1625
1615-25; un-1 + erring
Related forms
unerringly, adverb
unerringness, noun
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  • Her hair was carelessly arranged, and her bonnet awry--unerring indications of fathomless female misery.

    Round the Block John Bell Bouton
  • And then comes in the unerring choice of the best of those suggestions.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • With an unerring instinct, he sprang on up the slope after his companions, who had fled as soon as they could pick themselves up.

    In the Morning of Time Charles G. D. Roberts
  • I do not quite like that phrase, 'the rapid and unerring glance of Erskine.'

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • Many of his patriotic allusions and decided and unerring blows at traitors were received with vociferous shouts of applause.

British Dictionary definitions for unerring

unerring

/ʌnˈɜːrɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not missing the mark or target
2.
consistently accurate; certain
Derived Forms
unerringly, adverb
unerringness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unerring
adj.

1640s (implied in unerringly), from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of err. Related: Unerringly.

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