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It was notorious that she claimed the sovereignty of the isthmus on specious, nay, on solid, grounds.
These proverbs remind us of Bacon: "Specious words confound virtue."
Mr. Grote's speech on this occasion contained many specious arguments, and it appears to have had a great effect upon the house.
There is no cruelty which they do not practice upon each other under this specious pretext.
The mediocrities allow themselves to be dissuaded by the specious obstacles—the great ones never.
Such will be their specious professions; but the real truth of the case will be wholly different.
Yet the success of Trajan, however transient, was rapid and specious.
All instincts of humanity are cynically defied on the specious ground of military necessity.
RAEMAEKERS' CARTOONSLOUIS RAEMAEKERS
And the Duchess gave weight to other considerations—all human, yet all in some measure specious.
I gave you, in my long letter of Wednesday and Thursday last, reasons why you ought to mistrust that specious Tomlinson.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON

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