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fallacious
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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  • typically describing something as mistaken due to incorrect information or belief
  • sometimes describing something as an intentional lie
  • This was small consolation, but Miss Mills wouldn't encourage fallacious hopes.
    Chapters 37-39 (43% in)
fallacious = mistaken (based on incorrect information or belief)
  • We have turned our attention to that experiment, on the suggestion of my family, and we find it fallacious.'
    Chapters 28-30 (22% in)
  • 'Madam,' returned Mr. Micawber, 'it was the dream of my youth, and the fallacious aspiration of my riper years.'
    Chapters 52-54 (51% in)

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