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  • He spent a chapter debunking first what the press had written about Salander, then what Prosecutor Ekström had claimed, and thereby indirectly the entire police investigation.†   (source)
  • Those temperamentally so inclined will find reassurance in two books we have already quoted, The Way We Talk Now, by Geoffrey Nunberg, and Language Myths, edited by Laurie Bauer and Peter Trudgill, a collection of essays debunking widely held conceptions (or, as the authors maintain, misconceptions) about our language.†   (source)
  • Yet this is no more comprehensible to common sense than religious mysteries that non-believers work so hard to debunk.†   (source)
  • She debunked the supposed miracle.
  • Linguist John Baugh wrote that Labov's research, "The Logic of Non-standard English," "was the single most important article ever written that debunked the pervasive linguistic fallacies associated with cognitive-deficit hypotheses"—that is, the fallacy that speakers of Black English were somehow mentally backward.†   (source)
  • What if the gospels that had been dismissed and debunked were the real ones, and the ones that had been picked for the New Testament were the embellished versions?†   (source)
  • In the wake of Michael's crisis of faith, I had contacted the witness he recommended—an academic named Ian Fletcher whom I vaguely remembered from a television show he used to host, where he'd go around debunking the claims of people who saw the Virgin Mary in their toast burn pattern and things like that.†   (source)
  • This from Devan Lochees, the great debunker?†   (source)
  • "Because," he said, "when I debunk the possibility of ghosts, I have to use everything that paranormal investigators use.†   (source)
  • He made a poor subject for blackmailers or debunking biographers.†   (source)
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