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fallacy
used in David Copperfield

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Definition a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning; or a common form of incorrect reasoning
  • His life is a mystery to the partner of his joys and sorrows — I again allude to his wife — and if I should assure you that beyond knowing that it is passed from morning to night at the office, I now know less of it than I do of the man in the south, connected with whose mouth the thoughtless children repeat an idle tale respecting cold plum porridge, I should adopt a popular fallacy to express an actual fact.
    Chapters 40-42 (99% in)

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