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dialectic
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
a search for truth through logical discussion — especially in reconciling two conflicting influences or ideas
  • The little boy crowed with delight at the success of his dialectic.
    9-10 — Chapters 9-10 (90% in)
  • He had a mind that delighted in dialectics, and he forced Philip to contradict himself; he pushed him into corners from which he could only escape by damaging concessions; he tripped him up with logic and battered him with authorities.
    67-68 — Chapters 67-68 (52% in)

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