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It was fine legal reasoning, not without some of that hairsplitting for which Jefferson reproached Randolph.Thomas Jefferson|Gilbert Chinard
Hairsplitting terms like this I do not often employ, but, blessings on the head of Cadmus!Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium|Jessie H. Bancroft
Of what practical use then, it may be asked, is all this hairsplitting?Some Principles of Maritime Strategy|Julian Stafford Corbett
The mass of the party, he said, did not trouble their heads about theories, but plodded along unmindful of hairsplitting.Socialism and Democracy in Europe|Samuel P. Orth