Read not to contradict and confute
; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
Victor Lavalle tells us of that historic collision (en plane) on the flank of Hecla between Herrera, then a pillar of the Spanish school, and the man destined to confute
his theories and lead him intellectually captive.
Teresa was very much annoyed, and left the table before the cheese, saying as she did so: 'There, Miss Lavish, is one who can confute
you better than I,' and pointed to that beautiful picture of Lord Tennyson.
Bulstrode has been guilty of shameful acts, but I call upon him either publicly to deny and confute
the scandalous statements made against him by a man now dead, and who died in his house--the statement that he was for many years engaged in nefarious practices, and that he won his fortune by dishonest procedures--or else to withdraw from positions which could only have been allowed him as a gentleman among gentlemen."
They would quote Burns at them and Mill and Darwin and confute
them in arguments.
He took out a packet of old letters and began turning them over as if in search of one that would confute
The Supreme Critic on the errors of the past and the present, and the only prophet of that which must be, is that great nature in which we rest as the earth lies in the soft arms of the atmosphere; that Unity, that Over-soul, within which every man's particular being is contained and made one with all other; that common heart of which all sincere conversation is the worship, to which all right action is submission; that overpowering reality which confutes
our tricks and talents, and constrains every one to pass for what he is, and to speak from his character and not from his tongue, and which evermore tends to pass into our thought and hand and become wisdom and virtue and power and beauty.
The megalomaniac Tamburlaine's attempts to "subdue the known world and unify it under his yoke" (39) is the focus of chapter 2, where the infinite variety of the world ultimately cannot be reduced to a map to confute
He casually used the word 'confute
' (which means 'to refute conclusively') to describe how he sometimes enjoys being proven entirely wrong, especially when meeting new people.
(Coppe 1651; 17) Coppe did not explicitly answer these CMs, but, after the initial and moving Preface addressed to Parliament, he started his recantation with a long Assertion that should confute
the most serious of his Errors: That there is no sinne.
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Within this philosophical analysis, the psychology of our reaction to death is only one of the arguments to confute
the philosophical theory of the immortality of the soul.