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dialectic
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a search for truth through logical discussion — especially in reconciling two conflicting influences or ideas
  • These minor monumental productions were always exciting to Mr. Casaubon; digestion was made difficult by the interference of citations, or by the rivalry of dialectical phrases ringing against each other in his brain.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (58% in)

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