One of the arguments for intervention arising from the Syria strikes relies on a bit of sophistry.
No amount of rouge will ever camouflage rhetoric and sophistry.
Over this law, indeed, some sons of sophistry have been subtle enough to throw mists, which have darkened their own eyes.
The reasoning may be plausible, but it is no better than sophistry.
But let us look at this subject a little, and see if there is not some sophistry concealed in this dexterous coil of words.
There is the sophistry of law, the sophistry of medicine, the sophistry of politics, the sophistry of theology.
The sophistry of passion outweighs all that reason can urge.
The sophistry of human nature is far more subtle than the deceit of any one man.
Manasseh38 disfigured this simple thought by Kabbalistic triviality and sophistry.
Also there is a touch of irony in them, which takes them out of the category of sophistry.
"specious but fallacious reasoning," mid-14c., from Old French sophistrie (Modern French sophisterie), from Medieval Latin sophistria, from Latin sophista, sophistes (see sophist). "Sophistry applies to reasoning as sophism to a single argument" [Century Dictionary].