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plausible but false

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based on pretense

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It was printed with the dentist's name and address and the usual schedule of "plate work" and "bridge work" and specious promises of "painless" operations.
His father persisted in his conviction that a knowledge of a farmer's wife's duties came second to a Pauline view of humanity; and the impulsive Angel, wishing to honour his father's feelings and to advance the cause of his heart at the same time, grew specious.
You are a specious fellow,' returned Sir John, fixing his eyes upon him, 'and carry two faces under your hood, as well as the best.
O'CONNELL, "under what specious term it may disguise itself, slavery is still hideous.
Ellenwood; and there was just the specious phantom of sentiment and romance in this late union of two early lovers which sometimes makes a fool of a woman who has lost her true feelings among the accidents of life.
For there is that justice, imprinted in the nature of men, that they enter not upon wars (whereof so many calamities do ensue) but upon some, at the least specious, grounds and quarrels.
A PCG team stopped three specious motorbikes on Chohar Jamali Road, but the bikers tried to flee on which the official opened fire and injuring one accused, and arrested them.
The specious defense that the campus war is only against Israel continues to fall away, revealing base anti-Semitism.
specious 'Album' with beautiful pure white flowers.
Specious, snoutfair Sadie spies squirrels swiftly scouring south
He said, the government declared that 35% of the medicines present in the market were specious and sub-standard, but it was not starting any impediment action.
She added: "I have formed the clear impression from the nature of his specious arguments that Mr Stannard is wholly unrepentant.
This specious pair, who've since had another new-born removed, were told they'd put their interests ahead of their son in "an attitude abhorrent to all right-minded people".
To compare his conviction to those of defendants in the Nuremberg trials is specious at best, if not downright ignorant of the facts of both cases.
No amount of specious statistics, continually trotted out by the politicians, designed not to enlighten the public but to win the war of propaganda, can hide the harsh reality of just what a financial mess Britain is in.