On winter’s mornings such as this, when he was very tired and everything dragged itself lethargically through his head, this belief of his seemed irrefutable.
But the contrast itself, the existence of two diametrically opposed forms of independent and absolute groups, one of them marrying the women of its own group, the other strictly forbidding this habit, was considered irrefutable gospel.
Thus thetruth of the teaching was not proved by its correspondence withthe needs of the mind and the whole nature of man, but by themiraculous manner of its transmission, which was advanced as anirrefutable proof of the truth of the interpretation put on it.
And men of this way of thinking bring forward insupport of their views arguments which they think irrefutabledrawn from history, philosophy, and even religion.
And men of thisway of thinking also bring forward in support of their viewsarguments which they think irrefutable from philosophy, history,and religion.
Sothat while in former days a man who professed the religion of theChurch could take part in all the crimes of the state, and profitby them, and still regard himself as free from any taint of sin,so long as he fulfilled the external observances of his creed,nowadays all who do not believe in the Christianity of the Church,find similar well-founded irrefutable reasons in science forregarding themselves as blameless and even highly moral in spiteof their participation in the misdeeds of government and theadvantages they gain from them.
The supposed fortune of the count had dwindled to a mere nothing, although he had given almost irrefutable evidence of its existence to Lizabetha Prokofievna and Prince S.Besides this, before they had been married half a year, the count and his friend the priest managed to bring about a quarrel between Aglaya and her family, so that it was now several months since they had seen her.
The genuine realist, if he is an unbeliever,will always find strength and ability to disbelieve in the miraculous,and if he is confronted with a miracle as an irrefutable fact he wouldrather disbelieve his own senses than admit the fact.
What troubles me and makes meindignant is that of all the mass of facts heaped up by theprosecution against the prisoner, there is not a single one certainand irrefutable.
The evidence was thorough and irrefutable.
It is perhaps an irrefutable condemnation of the modern wedding display that many a young girl has had to refuse the joy of being in the wedding party because a complete bridesmaid outfit costs a sum that parents of moderate means are quite unable to meet for popular daughters.
The math was irrefutable: the one winning strategy was concealment.
And do you suppose, from the character of our legal system, that they will accept, or that they are in a position to accept, this fact—resting simply on a psychological impossibility—as irrefutable and conclusively breaking down the circumstantial evidence for the prosecution?
I should like to make a chain of evidence such as twice two are four, it ought to be a direct, irrefutable proof!
It is to be noted among the relations and friends of a defendant who, having done everything to save him, recognize that the evidence of guilt is irrefutable.
We have here the irrefutable logic of facts which reveals nothing vexatious.
If we should demonstrate no more than that the simplest conditions often involve coarse mistakes, much will have been accomplished for the law, since the “irrefutable evidence” of our senses would then show itself to need corroboration.
Of many dreams it can be ascertained by a careful interpretation that they are even to be taken bisexually, inasmuch as they result in an irrefutable secondary interpretation in which they realize homosexual feelings--that is, feelings that are common to the normal sexual activity of the dreaming person.