• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Argumentize To argue or discuss.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The horse race starting gate is a Canadian invention, designed in the early 1900s by Philip McGinnis, a racetrack reporter from Huntingdon, Quebec. The device proved popular because it prevented arguments caused when horses started prematurely.
    • argumentize To argue; debate; reason: as, “argumentizing philosophy,”
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.”
  • Tryon Edwards
    “Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.”
  • Edward F. Halifax
    “Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.”
  • Daniel Webster
    “Keep cool; anger is not an argument.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.”
  • Larry Adler
    Larry Adler
    “The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers.”


In literature:

II (3) extends the same line of argumentation to the Yoga-sm/ri/ti.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
Shall we try argument?
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
All argument against these plain facts is always argument in a circle.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
Pulpits sounded with theological arguments where admonitions were urgently needed.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
And here it is needful to consider first what Paley called 'the state of the argument' before the Darwinian epoch.
"Thoughts on Religion" by George John Romanes
Every day's news confirmed their predictions and lent support to their arguments.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Their argument is usually that of Lord Brougham, summarized above.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
That was cutting the Gordian knot, and answering the conclusion of an argument not by refuting it but by opposing thereto a contrary argument.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
"The Relations Between Religion and Science" by Frederick, Lord Bishop of Exeter
I shall show how this argument is vitiated by a fundamental fallacy.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
His reasoning takes occasionally the form of an argument within an argument.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
One of the orators best known to readers is Edmund Burke, whose speeches are studied as models of argumentative arrangement and style.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
As to them, of course the main argument is made by the producer, the author, or artist.
"Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright" by United States Committee on Patents
Reason and argument became powerless to persuade.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis
That is the whole of my argument.
"The Old Road" by Hilaire Belloc
It is not too much to say that the great skeptic has failed to exhibit his usual fairness in argument.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
It was by such arguments as these that Black Hawk easily persuaded the Sacs.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon
It would need but little argument to show how these conditions of knowledge have been brought about.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
I have not made use of what is really the strongest argument for my view, viz.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
Another awkward assumption, which causes serious trouble later, is implicit in the argument.
"The Accumulation of Capital" by Rosa Luxemburg

In poetry:

He laid her away in the church-yard,
So haggard and crushed and wan;
And reared her a costly tombstone
With all of her virtues on;
And ought to have added, "A victim to arguments pro and con."
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton
Greybeard philosophy has sought in books
And argument this truth,
That man is greater than his pain, but you
Have learnt it in your youth.
You know the wisdom taught by Calvary
At twenty-three.
"To A Soldier In Hospital" by Winifred Mary Letts
The mundane language of the senses sings
Its own interpretations. Common things
Become, by virtue of their commonness,
An argument against their nakedness
That dies of cold to find the truth it brings.
"Philosophy" by Nissim Ezekiel
And I answer him, sir, Bosh!
Bosh! How dare he call me Sosh!
Our position is invinc - er - ah - invincible!
His remarks, sir, I resent,
And I hold my argument
Is a basic principle of - um - of principle!
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis
Time lays the scroll away. And now
Above the hills a giant brow
Of cloud Night lifts; and from his arm,
Barbaric black, upon the world,
With thunder, wind and fire, is hurled
His awful argument of storm.
"Sunset And Storm" by Madison Julius Cawein
Or, may be, flashing all intent
At call of some stern argument,
When the New Woman fain would be,
Like the Old Male, her husband, free.
The prose-man takes his mighty lyre
And talks like music set on fire!
"Paris Day" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

She hated the song but recorded it after an argument with her father.
Cashier beats unruly customers during argument.
Political argument is never pure.
I n 1783, William Pitt warned the British Parliament about the dangers of those who would reflexively employ "necessity" as an argument in favor of their preferences.
A state appeals judge rejected a legal argument from neighbors in Cayuga Heights attempting to block the Village's plan to reduce the deer population.
It's become a cliche to say that "racist" has been redefined to mean "anyone winning an argument with a liberal," but sometimes words are overused for a reason.
A Naperville man was arrested after an argument that included gunshots in downtown Champaign .
Not without some fancy argumentation.
Mitt Romney got the better of an argumentative reporter during a testy exchange in South Carolina because the reporter didn't ask the right question.
As this is written, it's 50 years since arguments were made before the US Supreme Court in "Engel v. Vitale," which a couple of months later resulted in a clarification of the "separation of church and state.
The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of a women who says she was discriminated against when she was fired from a religious school.
Recent arguments concerning the former courthouse careened back and forth incongruously.
The justices will hear arguments on four distinct constitutional issues.
(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut the heck up.
In Newbery discussion, committee members are often called upon to produce several pieces of evidence, in the writing, for their argument.

In science:

The basic results in this paper will hold (with extra complexity in notations and arguments) without (15), but we prefer to keep notations and arguments simple by keeping this assumption. (15) implies in the actual bookstore ranking, that ‘all the books sell (almost surely)’.
Existence of an infinite particle limit of stochastic ranking process
This is of less interest than the same result for additivity conjecture on the minimum output entropy, which appears in Section V, but the argument for the p-norm case is presented first, as it is both similar to and simpler than the argument for the minimum output entropy.
Additivity and Distinguishability of Random Unitary Channels
We present here the proof of Proposition 1.11, which is based on a control of the length of the interface, using a Peierls argument, and then the proof of Proposition 1.12 which uses a renormalization argument. (Proposition 1.11).
Surface tension in the dilute Ising model. The Wulff construction
Namely in our case bad configurations of the random magnetic field, the ones for which the naive Imry & Ma argument fails, are treated probabilistically. A kind of energy entropy argument is successfully used, see (3.14), to prove that they can be neglected.
Phase Transition in the 1d Random Field ising model with long range interaction
Each term in the right hand side of the above equality is bilinear in (V , W ), and does not contain any derivative of at least one of its two arguments, i.e., it is continuous relatively to the C 0 topology in one of its arguments.
Genericity of nondegenerate critical points and Morse geodesic functionals
We follow the argumentation from and add a further argument to the mentioned claim.
Ergodic Theory and Visualization II: Visualization of Resonances and Periodic Sets
We will give a brief recap of the argument. Effectively the argument just boils down to employing the geometrical optics approximation on solutions of the Klein-Gordon equation on the curved background spacetime.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
The advantage of this equality compared to (4.1) is that for fixed y the argument of kn remains of order 1, while the argument of gn in (4.1) tends to infinity with n.
An elementary approach to extreme values theory
The argument makes use of the same random walk argument used in the burn in stage to bound the measure of certain sets of configurations under the Gibbs measure.
Mixing time of exponential random graphs
The main novelty with respect to consists in proving that the arguments used by the authors in that paper can be adapted in the discrete setting, by showing that the arguments still go through when working with the discrete approximations bfk and bgk instead of fk and 0 respectively.
Estimation of the distribution of random shifts deformation
Near the end of the proof, we find the argument “in the case when λ > 0 , the arbitrary constant c in (20) can be chosen to fit this solution ζ (ξ ) in the neighborhood of ξ = 0.” We are unable to follow that argument and believe it requires substantial explication at the very least.
Complex Singularities and the Lorenz Attractor
We also critique the original argument for 8, and provide an improved scaling argument that again yields dc = 6.
Theory of minimum spanning trees I: Mean-field theory and strongly disordered spin-glass model
The number of large connected components intersecting the window will scale as W d−D , which by the above scaling argument, and the results below, will be W d−6 for d ≥ 6; thus # = d − 6 (thus the use of νperc (d) = 1/2 in the above scaling argument is justified self-consistently).
Theory of minimum spanning trees I: Mean-field theory and strongly disordered spin-glass model
We also gave a nonrigorous second argument for these results, using scaling ideas (this argument directly addresses the critical dimension dc above which the results hold).
Theory of minimum spanning trees I: Mean-field theory and strongly disordered spin-glass model
Equation (5.5) does not in fact appear explicitly in , but it may be derived from the arguments presented there, very much as observed in the case of the discrete cube from the arguments of .
Sharp thresholds for the random-cluster and Ising models