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That struck the ACLU—and the judge in the case, Alvin Hellerstein—as a specious argument.The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See|Noah Shachtman, Tim Mak|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So specious, in fact, that they are increasingly seen to be rationales to cover outdated forms of prejudice.Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition|Jay Michaelson|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Set aside for a moment that that logic is specious in the first place.The Gender-Pay Gap: It’s Real, and Yes, It’s Sexism|Monica Potts|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a TiVo age, who watches political ads anyway, no matter how specious or bombastic?
While the public gasped at this specious statement, the defense took over for cross examination.
It was notorious that she claimed the sovereignty of the isthmus on specious, nay, on solid, grounds.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
These proverbs remind us of Bacon: "Specious words confound virtue."Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Mr. Grote's speech on this occasion contained many specious arguments, and it appears to have had a great effect upon the house.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
There is no cruelty which they do not practice upon each other under this specious pretext.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
The mediocrities allow themselves to be dissuaded by the specious obstacles—the great ones never.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo