A clever but false argument, especially one used deliberately to deceive.
- And style, said Flaubert, is a very manner of seeing things, adding that distinctions between thought and style are a sophism.
- Thus, even since brute force has been held in check, the sophism has been not merely a species of evil, but the very essence of evil.
- This year, in shame, the relevant secretary of the Assembly has decided to reduce the scope of the fest and has given reasons which can only be described as sophism.
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