hair-splitting


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hair-splitting

[ˈhɛəˌsplɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJnimio; [discussion] → sobre detalles nimios
B. Nsofismas mpl, sofistería f
References in classic literature ?
Creeds mathematically precise, and hair-splitting niceties of doctrine, are absolutely necessary for the salvation of some kinds of souls, but surely the charity, the purity, the unselfishness that are in the hearts of men like these would save their souls though they were bankrupt in the true religion--which is ours.
Besides, the missionary's hair-splitting objection had offended him; and, to prove that he was a free agent and a man of honor, he had swung his huge war club over Starhurst's head.
Efforts to quiet the press are clothed in hair-splitting legalities, a smoke screen on this underhanded attack on the free press conceivably to temper public outcry,' it said.
The F1 Pro comes with Fallkniven's DC4 diamond/ceramic whetstone to keep the blade hair-splitting sharp.
The all-new Halon delivers the bone-crushing energy and hair-splitting accuracy bowhunters expect from Mathews.
Alonso Sanchez, both Jesuits, who engaged in the meticulous, almost hair-splitting, analysis of the legitimacy of conquest.
I can remember when I thought the question was a waste of time, a tedious and boring exercise in hair-splitting.
WBut, for all that - and it's hair-splitting pedantry anyway - it occurred to me recently that a shift has occurred that has implications worth my consideration.
To this end, CDNs now either compete by having differentiated ecosystems that can offer more of a turnkey solution to the larger enterprise, or they compete on hair-splitting differentiation about how their servers perform relative to the networks on which they provide services.
But critics said there was no way this alleged bargain favored borrowers, who inevitably paid far more in extended interest than they ever received in hair-splitting "reduced'' interest rates.
these are all decisions that have to happen fast, and they take priority over pure, hair-splitting accuracy.
There was none of that hair-splitting at Clary's sentencing hearing on Wednesday, which was satisfying to this observer.