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a fortiori

His argument is against using illegal drugs, and a fortiori heroin.
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  • His argument is against using illegal drugs, and a fortiori heroin.
  • If you are wrong then, a fortiori, so am I.
  • What is true for any Islamic political system is a fortiori true for Saudi Arabia.
  • This is true a fortiori when the jury is only applied to certain criminal causes.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1

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  • When he woke up in the hospital again, the smell of ether was gone and Dunbar was lying in pajamas in the bed across the aisle maintaining that he was not Dunbar but a fortiori.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Most of the remarks which I have made respecting foreign wars are applicable a fortiori to civil wars.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • In order that society should exist, and, a fortiori, that a society should prosper, it is required that all the minds of the citizens should be rallied and held together by certain predominant ideas; and this cannot be the case, unless each of them sometimes draws his opinions from the common source, and consents to accept certain matters of belief at the hands of the community.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • If this tendency to assimilation brings foreign nations closer to each other, it must a fortiori prevent the descendants of the same people from becoming aliens to each other.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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Associated words [difficulty]:   a fortiori [9] , a priori [7] , sine qua non [8]
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