Origin of cogent
Examples from the Web for cogent
The Daily Beast picks the most cogent takes on the arguments in the two marriage cases before the Supreme Court this week.
He ended with some cogent and compelling logic born of a desire not for revenge, but simple justice.34 Years Later, Gunshots Still Echo From a Senseless Killing|Michael Daly|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is a cogent argument to be made that, as wars come to a close, military requirements go down and diplomatic demands go up.Why Hill Briefing on Benghazi Won’t Improve Security|P.J. Crowley|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Suffice it to say there was not a lot of cogent discussion of immigration policy.Most Comments Are Horrible—Sites Look for Ways to Make Them Better|Jesse Singal|July 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Webster Tarpley was obviously not anything like as as cogent Jon Kay.Among the Truthers (And Other Conspiracy Theorists)|David Frum|April 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As he is a born and bred gentleman, there are cogent reasons why he should hold a respectable position among us.The Fatal Cord|Mayne Reid
The Master was unimpeachable; His terse, cogent assertions were unanswerable.Jesus the Christ|James Edward Talmage
James was a verbose and ornate declaimer; Philip was a close, cogent reasoner, without any attempt at elegance or display.The Memories of Fifty Years|William H. Sparks
Those who voted in it followed one or other of two trains of cogent reasoning; but the reasonings led to opposite conclusions.John Redmond's Last Years|Stephen Gwynn
None of the evidence given to the Commission was more direct and cogent.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2|Edward Tyas Cook
British Dictionary definitions for cogent
Word Origin for cogent
Word Origin and History for cogent
1650s, from French cogent "necessary, urgent" (14c.), from Latin cogentem (nominative cogens), present participle of cogere "to curdle; to compel; to collect," literally "to drive together," from com- "together" (see co-) + agere "to drive" (see act (n.)).