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sophistry
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3 uses
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Definition
seemingly believable, but invalid arguments that display ingenuity in reasoning
  • He took an interest in me, and it is to him that I to-day owe it that I am a veritable man of letters, who knows Latin from the ~de Officiis~ of Cicero to the mortuology of the Celestine Fathers, and a barbarian neither in scholastics, nor in politics, nor in rhythmics, that sophism of sophisms.
    1.2.7 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 7 — A Bridal Night (86% in)
  • ...beauty, and, after having successively rejected the Queen of Golconda, the Princess of Trebizonde, the daughter of the Grand Khan of Tartary, etc., Labor and Clergy, Nobility and Merchandise, had come to rest upon the marble table of the Palais de Justice, and to utter, in the presence of the honest audience, as many sentences and maxims as could then be dispensed at the Faculty of Arts, at examinations, sophisms, determinances, figures, and acts, where the masters took their degrees.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (61% in)
  • He took an interest in me, and it is to him that I to-day owe it that I am a veritable man of letters, who knows Latin from the ~de Officiis~ of Cicero to the mortuology of the Celestine Fathers, and a barbarian neither in scholastics, nor in politics, nor in rhythmics, that sophism of sophisms.
    1.2.7 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 7 — A Bridal Night (86% in)

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