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Word: sophist

Definition: teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument


Sentences Containing 'sophist'

A Phrygian or Rhodian sophist and grammarian, pupil of Tryphon, and originally a slave, who taught at Rome under the first Caesars.
Titian based the image on the writings of the Greek sophist Philostratus.

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