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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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It seeks to establish truth by refuting error through the reductio ad absurdum.
But your conduct, dispersed as you will soon be in different parts of the country, will be the best means of refuting it.
I know no mode of refuting him, except by showing that his fundamental theory is erroneous.
This testimony was procured by Mr. Herndon for the purpose of refuting the erroneous statements of Dr. Holland.
Each one understood that it was a question, not of refuting the Confession, but of branding it.
He expends a little useless argument in refuting the common Afghan tradition that any part of modern Herat was built by Alexander.
THE GATES OF INDIATHOMAS HOLDICH
Indeed he sometimes speaks on both sides of the same question, and displays his ingenuity by refuting his own arguments.
THE ISLAND HOMERICHARD ARCHER
Dr. Holcomb was often busy refuting; he could not understand the need of these little twistings of wisdom.
THE BLIND SPOTAUSTIN HALL
This I might say for the sake of refuting these most frivolous objectors.
THE CITY OF GOD, VOLUME IIAURELIUS AUGUSTINE
The author takes great pains to disprove a theory which few persons, in our day, will think worth refuting.

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