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Quotes of refutation

  1. Nine -tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. – Benjamin Disraeli

Usage examples for refutation

  1. If refutation is sought of the charge that republics are ungrateful, it will certainly not be found in the history of Hugo Grotius or John of Barneveld. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1619-23 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. It was even more fiercely assailed than its predecessor, and Diderot himself, the leader of the more active section of the philosophe party, wrote an elaborate refutation of it, which, however, has only recently been published. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  3. Complete refutation of such theory is also found in the dissenting opinion in the former case, in which the justice who delivered the opinion states that he is not able to deduce the power to pass the laws in question from that clause of the constitution, and in which he admits, without qualification, that the provision making such notes a legal tender does undoubtedly impair the " obligation of contracts made before its passage." – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  4. I am prepared for a theoretic refutation of all my positions, but shall probably be very self- opinionated till you have lived through this experience, as I have done. – Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. by Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann
  5. Webster, never in any case apt to regard his own performance overcritically, seems in later years to have been persuaded that the Chief Justice's opinion " followed closely the track" of his argument on this occasion; and it is true that Marshall expressed sympathy with Webster's contention that Congress may regulate as truly by inaction as by action, since inaction may indicate its wish that the matter go unregulated; but the Chief Justice did not explicitly adopt this idea, and the major part of his opinion was a running refutation of Emmet's argument, which in turn was only an elaboration of Chancellor Kent's opinion upon the same subject in the New York courts. – John Marshall and the Constitution A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Edward S. Corwin
  6. The refutation of these twelve objections by Las Casas, closed this memorable controversy; in none of his writings is the character of the Protector of the Indians more fully revealed than in this final discourse before the conference at Valladolid. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  7. If, after a careful and thorough examination of that article, he can believe that slaveholding prevailed during the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Jews and in accordance with the authority of Moses, he would do the reading public an important service to record the grounds of his belief- especially in a fair and full refutation of that Argument. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  8. Does not so monstrous and disgusting an absurdity carry its own infamy and refutation with itself? – The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume III by Percy Bysshe Shelley Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, M. A.
  9. The reader does not, I hope, imagine that I mean seriously to set about the refutation of these uningenious paradoxes and reveries without imagination. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  10. These papers, which carry with them a clear refutation of all the charges against the Begum, are never once produced, though Captain Gordon was referred to expressly for inquiry and explanation of the whole transaction by the woman herself. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  11. Some will naturally make their objections in an order of succession other than that chosen for their refutation – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  12. The attempt of these German theologians to frame a philosophical refutation of the Sermon on the Mount gives us something of a shock; but, practically, this has been the attitude of the church in all the generations. – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  13. In addition to the negative refutation of the theology and metaphysics of the seventeenth century, a positive, anti- metaphysical system was required. – Selected Essays by Karl Marx
  14. Such is my argument in refutation for where fear is absent love is not to be mentioned. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  15. I do not by any means intend to imply that Brampton is not a pleasant place to spend the summer: the number of its annual visitors is a refutation of that; but to Cynthia the season had been one of great unhappiness. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. They give clear details of the various enactments made by the English, one of which merits special attention, as an eternal refutation of the false and base charge against the Irish of having refused to accept English laws, because they were a lawless race. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  17. The exposition and refutation of these pretended ethics will be the subject of the next lecture. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  18. " But you couldn't get father to believe that," said Evelyn, smiling in recollection of her father's life- long refutation of this philosophy. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  19. Indeed, Burke in his " Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs" suggested that the proper refutation was by means of " criminal justice." – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. It is evidently quite impossible for me to present here a full formal refutation of these positions. – The Unity of Civilization by Various

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