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sophistry
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
seemingly believable, but invalid arguments that display ingenuity in reasoning
  • Then, after hours of clear reasoning and firm conviction, we snatch at any sophistry that will nullify our long struggles, and bring us the defeat that we love better than victory.
    5.3 — Book 5 Chapter 3 — The Wavering Balance (74% in)

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