One of the arguments for intervention arising from the Syria strikes relies on a bit of sophistry.
No amount of rouge will ever camouflage rhetoric and sophistry.
Over this law, indeed, some sons of sophistry have been subtle enough to throw mists, which have darkened their own eyes.
The sophistry necessary to reconcile the two is easily spun.
But let us look at this subject a little, and see if there is not some sophistry concealed in this dexterous coil of words.
No flattery could lull his vigilance, no sophistry deceive his penetration.
The sophistry of passion outweighs all that reason can urge.
Hence, we have the word "sophistry," which means fallacious reasoning.
Manasseh38 disfigured this simple thought by Kabbalistic triviality and sophistry.
Such was the sophistry with which this misguided young woman—enough.
"specious but fallacious reasoning," mid-14c., from Old French sophistrie (Modern French sophisterie), from Medieval Latin sophistria, from Latin sophista, sophistes (see sophist). "Sophistry applies to reasoning as sophism to a single argument" [Century Dictionary].