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sophistry
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
seemingly believable, but invalid arguments that display ingenuity in reasoning
  • I had before been moved by the sophisms of the being I had created; I had been struck senseless by his fiendish threats; but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me; I shuddered to think that future ages might curse me as their pest, whose selfishness had not hesitated to buy its own peace at the price, perhaps, of the existence of the whole human race.
    Chapter 20 (10% in)

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