Thesaurus / hairsplitting
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It was fine legal reasoning, not without some of that hairsplitting for which Jefferson reproached Randolph.

Thomas JeffersonGilbert Chinard

Hairsplitting terms like this I do not often employ, but, blessings on the head of Cadmus!

Of what practical use then, it may be asked, is all this hairsplitting?

The mass of the party, he said, did not trouble their heads about theories, but plodded along unmindful of hairsplitting.

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