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sophistry

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A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
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Etymology

From Old French sophistrie < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sophista < Ancient Greek σοφιστής (sophistēs) "wise man" < σοφίζω (sophizō) "I am wise" < σοφός "wise"

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Noun

Singular
sophistry

Plural
sophistr

sophistry (sophistr)
  1. (countable) An argument that seems plausible, but is fallacious or misleading, especially one devised deliberately to be so.
  2. (uncountable) The art of using deceptive speech or writing.
  3. (uncountable) Cunning or trickery.

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