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Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.

The reasoning may be plausible, but it is no better than sophistry.

The sophistry of human nature is far more subtle than the deceit of any one man.

There is the sophistry of law, the sophistry of medicine, the sophistry of politics, the sophistry of theology.

Also there is a touch of irony in them, which takes them out of the category of sophistry.

Still, Greta's nervousness increased; no reason, no sophistry could allay it.

For a moment he was at a loss; then he had recourse to sophistry.

The sophistry of thinking him 'no worse than his set' will serve no longer.

It was only feasible by veritable dancing on the tight-rope of sophistry.

All your sophistry fails to make me a partner in your guilt.

WORD ORIGIN

"specious but fallacious reasoning," mid-14c., from Old French sophistrie (Modern French sophisterie), from Medieval Latin sophistria, from Latin sophista, sophistes (see sophist). "Sophistry applies to reasoning as sophism to a single argument" [Century Dictionary].

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