FALLACIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FALLACIOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  false; tending to mislead; deceptive
Classic Sentence:
1  This was small consolation, but Miss Mills wouldn't encourage fallacious hopes.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
2  And equally fallacious seems the conceit, that because the so-called whale-bone whales no longer haunt many grounds in former years abounding with them, hence that species also is declining.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He...
3  Whenever she was restless she dodged her thoughts by the familiar vagabond fallacy of running away from them, of moving on to a new place, and thus she persuaded herself that she was tranquil.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
4  He exposed their risk and fallacy with his usual skill; and it was only after he had removed every impediment, in the shape of opposing advice, that he ventured to propose his own projects.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 27
5  When I said that you stimulated me I meant, to be frank, that in noting your fallacies I was occasionally guided towards the truth.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
Example Sentence:
1  Paradoxically, fallacious reasoning does not always yield erroneous results: even though your logic may be faulty, the answer you get may nevertheless be correct.
2  This particular logical fallacy is called 'circular definition'.
3  His incisive remarks made us see the fallacy in our plans.
4  It is a fallacy to say that the camera never lies.