These questions will not be easily dodged; nor will the faithful be placated by casuistry or platitudes.
The responses were telling in their casuistry, their amorality, their evasiveness.
This kind of casuistry is very common and very demoralizing; but it shows how rigid the law is.
The system of casuistry was one not solely of Jesuitical invention.
It is all cant, my friends—nothing but cant; and at its base lies the old dispute between principle and casuistry.
And then she delivered herself of an amazing piece of casuistry.
The author deals at great length with the background to this idea, playing on popular fears to reinforce his casuistry.
"I have no leisure for casuistry, nor is it my humor, sir," replied he angrily.
It is not by any casuistry about the injustice I should have done, had I bestowed a moiety where I had promised a whole heart.
There might be some casuistry in that, but there was truth as well.