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sophistry
used in Anna Karenina

2 uses
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Definition
seemingly believable, but invalid arguments that display ingenuity in reasoning
  • "Yes, there's something of a sophistry about that," Veslovsky agreed.
    Part Six (32% in)
  • It seemed to him that he had clearly expressed his thoughts and feelings to the best of his capacity, and yet both of them, straightforward men and not fools, had said with one voice that he was comforting himself with sophistries.
    Part Six (32% in)

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