cogent

[k_ˈəʊ_dʒ_ə_n_t], [kˈə͡ʊd͡ʒənt], [kˈə‍ʊd‍ʒənt]

Definitions of cogent:

  1.   Cogently. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Driving or pressing on the mind: powerful: convincing. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   Cogency. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Urgent; pressing on the mind; not easily resisted; convincing. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Forcible; convincing. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Having great force; convincing; as, a cogent reason. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for cogent:

  1. The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power. – John Stuart Mill

Usage examples for cogent:

  1. “ I could see that there was some cogent reason for Maroney's marrying Mrs. Irvin. ” – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  2. But a good deal had been said which, though not perhaps capable of convincing the unprejudiced American or Frenchman, had been regarded as cogent arguments to country- bred Englishmen. ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  3. “ " That is to say," broke in Ardan, to give what he conceived a sharper point to Barbican's cogent arguments, " such a race of beings as could exist without existing!" ” – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  4. And we have cogent grounds for holding that neither the Kaiser nor his Ministers want war. ” – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  5. The objections are not cogent – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  6. There is no cogent empirical reason for supposing that the laws determining the motions of living bodies are exactly the same as those that apply to dead matter. ” –  by
  7. But he was forced to decide that the motive was not cogent enough, and that to adopt a definite position, involving the suppression of some of his strongest convictions, for the sake of giving one he loved a pleasure, was like exposing the ark to the risks of battle. ” – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  8. The most cogent reason that Harvey D. could advance at first was that there were too many Liberty Bonds to be bought. ” – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  9. “ For reasons of her own, which she considered sufficiently cogent she had also resigned all expectations of being her aunt's heiress. ” – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  10. These, then, appear to be the cogent reasons for the adoption of the medium rise in the modelling by Stradivari. ” – Antonio Stradivari by Horace William Petherick

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