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tautology as with: a linguistic tautology

tautology as with: a logical tautology

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  • As a logical proposition, that paragraph can be reduced to the following: Because A, therefore A--the sort of tautology that would get any high school student a failing grade.   (source)
  • ...the definition of 'self-interest' as the pursuit of the fulfillment of preferences is a tautology.   (source)
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  • That's not exactly a tautology, but it is funny.†   (source)
  • For it was this idiotic tautology ( Long live life!†   (source)
  • That would seem to be a tautology.†   (source)
  • My analytics instructor says that all logic is mere tautology.†   (source)
  • "A tautology is a repetition of the same sense in different words," he said.†   (source)
  • You don't know what a tautology is, do you?" he asked.†   (source)
  • Are you going to bore me with your tautologies all day or are you going to actually say something?†   (source)
  • Oh, so if I said something like, 'Gordy is a dick without ears and an ear without a dick,' then that would be a tautology.†   (source)
  • What is a tautology?†   (source)
  • What the heck were tautologies?†   (source)
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  • Tautologies?†   (source)
  • For the ascetic Spirit—if he might be permitted a tautology—the Spirit that denied and destroyed the world, was nobility itself, the aristocratic principle in its purest form; it could never be popular, and indeed the Church had been essentially unpopular throughout the ages.†   (source)
  • The whole of this objection is but another expression of the tautology: that there can no longer be any wage-labour when there is no longer any capital.†   (source)
  • —Methodical, or well arranged, or very well delivered, it could not be expected to be; but it contained, when separated from all the feebleness and tautology of the narration, a substance to sink her spirit—especially with the corroborating circumstances, which her own memory brought in favour of Mr. Knightley's most improved opinion of Harriet.†   (source)
  • And through getting acquainted with him, you see—why—I got acquainted with her,' said Plornish tautologically.†   (source)
  • The declaration itself, though it may be chargeable with tautology or redundancy, is at least perfectly harmless.†   (source)
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