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Unlike some of the other arguments for the filibuster, this is a valid point, not mere sophistry.
In calmer moments his mind would doubtless have pierced the cheap sophistry of the Count, and discarded it.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
They were polished men of society; not profound nor religious, but very brilliant as talkers, and very ready in wit and sophistry.
I have no sophistry to shift my reasons with; but the truth I trust I have, which needs no painted colours to set her forth.
That there is “sophistry,” on one side or other, is certain; but now it matters not on which.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
It is but a mere contention—a bone, as the Persian proverb says, thrown to two dogs, a palpable piece of sophistry.
We may seek to escape their teaching by reasonings touching the good which is wrought out of all evil; but it is vain sophistry.
Fiend I must have been, with such sophistry to endeavor to poison that sanctuary of holy thought and tender love.
Anchor your thoughts upon the service of Our Lady, while he is expending in vain his heretical sophistry.
THE ABBOTSIR WALTER SCOTT
This is probably to the censorial mind nothing but the base compromise and sophistry of "moderate drinking."
FROM THE EASY CHAIR, SERIES 2GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS

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