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[uhn-ur-ing, -er-] /ʌnˈɜr ɪŋ, -ˈɛr-/
not erring; not going astray or missing the mark:
The captain set an unerring course for home.
undeviatingly accurate throughout; not containing any error or flaw:
She gave an unerring recital of the day's events.
invariably precise or correct:
unerring taste.
Origin of unerring
1615-25; un-1 + erring
Related forms
unerringly, adverb
unerringness, noun Unabridged
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  • This uncontrolled, emotional trend of thought comes in cycles and is unerringly followed by bitter disillusionment.

    Drake, Nelson and Napoleon Walter Runciman
  • With his eyes on the carriage lamps he followed them unerringly.

    The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
  • If Rob had had a rifle, he could have pierced it as unerringly as a target.

    The Boy Scouts On The Range Lieut. Howard Payson
  • The fine instincts of the animal will lead him unerringly to the refreshing spring.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • How else could these two puppets have come so unerringly to the proper cage in Bronx Park?

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • Its theme is unerringly chosen, for drama inheres in Mary's being.

  • This license has led directly and unerringly to the formation and cultivation of habits more likely to debase than elevate them.

  • "That sounds true—exactly and unerringly true," he said wearily.

    The Hive Will Levington Comfort
British Dictionary definitions for unerringly


not missing the mark or target
consistently accurate; certain
Derived Forms
unerringly, adverb
unerringness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unerringly



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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