logical argument

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Noun1.logical argument - a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
line of inquiry, line of questioning - an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
casuistry - argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
policy - a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
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For a complete logical argument," Arthur began with admirable solemnity, "we need two prim Misses--"
A short time since you were advancing a most logical argument in substantiation of your theory that camp lay directly south of us.
The most logical argument for illogic I have ever heard," Chris smiled.
All Moscow repeated Prince Dolgorukov's saying: "If you go on modeling and modeling you must get smeared with clay," suggesting consolation for our defeat by the memory of former victories; and the words of Rostopchin, that French soldiers have to be incited to battle by highfalutin words, and Germans by logical arguments to show them that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance, but that Russian soldiers only need to be restrained and held back
I think it was a combination of everything, the political pressure, the logical argument, just trying to get him to finish his school.
We remain free to exchange our ideas and opinions, and we hope to persuade by logical argument, without fear, and without rancour, mostly.
When you talk about why you do something or why you believe in what you're proposing, you appeal to a deeper emotional connection that tends to be more powerful than the logical argument that comes later.
I don't have toys any more (be quiet, that's rude), but I do talk to inanimate objects as if they can understand me and respond to a logical argument.
Any logical argument against this belief is called scaremongering.
The recent flood of individuals professing that because the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the FDIC have gone to an 18-month exam cycle for their banks mandates that the NCUA join its sister agencies in doing so for credit unions, is not a logical argument to make for regulatory relief.
In the real world outside newspaper offices, this is called giving in to blackmail and has no logical argument behind it except political opportunism.