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But the thing is a trilemma, and the third horn, on which I elect to be placed, is surmounted by a doubly-stuffed seat.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)|Augustus de Morgan
Trilemma, trī-lem′a, n. a dilemmatic syllogism with three alternative propositions.
But the dilemma (whose unfortunate inspiration he owes to Kant) does not hold, it is a case of a trilemma.Historical materialism and the economics of Karl Marx|Benedetto Croce
Our inevitable outlook was a trilemma—either enlarged receipts, or retrenchment, or debt.