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Sample sentences for the GRE study word sophistry

sophistry can be used as a noun

1."Yes, there's something of a sophistry about that," Veslovsky agreed. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.destroys all sophistry and lies and th. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
3.An appeal to one's own heart is, after all, the best reply to the sophistry just noticed. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
4.Gross sophistry has scarce ever had any influence upon the opinions of mankind, except in matters of philosophy and speculation and in these it has frequently had the greatest. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
5.This apology is founded altogether in the sophistry of the mercantile system and, after the long examination which I have already bestowed upon that system, it may, perhaps, be unnecessary to say anything further about it. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.A private teacher could never find his account in teaching either an exploded and antiquated system of a science acknowledged to be useful, or a science universally believed to be a mere useless and pedantic heap of sophistry and nonsense. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.The proposition is so very manifest, that it seems ridiculous to take any pains to prove it nor could it ever have been called in question, had not the interested sophistry of merchants and manufacturers confounded the common sense of mankind. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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