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Mutually exclusive. Ambrose Bierce's definition and example from The Devil's Dictionary cannot be bettered: ‘Two things are incompossible when the world of being has scope enough for one of them, but not enough for both—as Walt Whitma's poetry and God's mercy to man.’

Subjects: Philosophy.

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