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Might not the duties of some callings be incompatible with marriage?

And be convinced, my son, that faith and reason are not incompatible.

They have other incompatible qualities quite as important, no doubt.

The points of view are not merely not identical; they are incompatible.

It is not incompatible but actually favourable to the pursuits of parliament.

They were incompatible with the frivolous comments of people who had not seen it.

The look in her eyes was incompatible with profanity, mild soever.

But the freedom is not incompatible with the predestination, nor the predestination with the freedom.

That Christian expression and classicism were incompatible, he never believed.

He told me some things about them, to show that our leadings were incompatible.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin incompatibilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + compatibilis (see compatible). Originally of benefices, "incapable of being held together;" sense of "mutually intolerant" is from 1590s. Related: Incompatibly.

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