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The Press dilated speciously on the economy practised under the system and on its general advantageousness.
These acts of prerogative were most speciously excused by the vices of a popular election.
It is possible enough, therefore, that the Indian historiographer may have been right, and not merely speciously ingenious.
This wrong, we are speciously told by those who seek to defend it, is not our original sin.
Old Pompey had conducted his transactions largely from his buggy, lending them a speciously casual aspect.
MOUNTAIN BLOODJOSEPH HERGESHEIMER
Speciously he argued this out in his mind and reached the wrong conclusion which he wished to reach.
IN OLD KENTUCKYEDWARD MARSHALL AND CHARLES T. DAZEY
He came in showing a torpid face lighted now by a speciously amiable expression.
A DAUGHTER OF EVEHONORE DE BALZAC
"To say that I do not feel pleased and flattered at your proposal would be to tell a useless untruth," the thing began speciously.
THE BOSS OF LITTLE ARCADYHARRY LEON WILSON
The earlier manifestation, although speciously the more serious, was in effect innocuous.
A part of his mind argued speciously that if they were absurd there was no reason not to test them.
CREATURES OF THE ABYSSMURRAY LEINSTER

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