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Elench

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Elénch. n.s. [elenchus, Latin.] An argument; a sophism.

The first delusion Satan put upon Eve, and his whole tentation might be the same elench continued, as when he said, Ye shall not die; that was, in his equivocation, you shall not incur present death. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. i. c. 4.

Discover the fallacies of our common adversary, that old sophister, who puts the most abusive elenchs on us. De. of Piety.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (80) · Browne, Thomas (184)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Elench." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12878.


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