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a priori -- (Latin)
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Candide
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  • While he was proving this a priori, the ship foundered; all perished except Pangloss, Candide, and that brutal sailor who had drowned the good Anabaptist.

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  • unfounded a priori claims
  • Evidence that contradicts their thesis a priori excluded.

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