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His want of success arose from the insufficiency, not the fallacy, of theory.

Do not commit the fallacy of sitting down for a little rest.

There is no need of a long explanation to show the fallacy of this idea.

Godwin, in all this, reproduces the current fallacy of his generation.

A few minutes served to convince her of the fallacy of this expectation.

The fallacy of the argument has been exposed by more than one critic.

That the distinction is a fallacy is obvious; it is almost acknowledged to be so by Socrates himself.

There is a fallacy, too, in comparing unchangeable laws with a personal governor.

What yesterday we believed to be fallacy, to-day we know to be the truth.

It may be remarked in this place, that the fallacy of human reasoning is shown in every moment.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "deception, false statement," from Latin fallacia "deception," noun of quality from fallax (genitive fallacis) "deceptive," from fallere "deceive" (see fail (v.)). Specific sense in logic dates from 1550s. An earlier form was fallace (c.1300), from Old French fallace.

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