Spencer Ackerman evaluates the arguments over the legality of Awlaki's killing.
The problem with the arguments for inaction isn't that they're wrong, it's that they prove too much.
Now... about the arguments you briefly mentioned in favour of a new, State-owned crossing in Windsor-Detroit: 1.
One of the arguments for intervention arising from the Syria strikes relies on a bit of sophistry.
He was a disgruntled, well-off white boy—so he fuels our arguments about privilege.
But she found that Lilian was not to be tempted; and Marian was at length brought to see that her arguments were of no avail.
His arguments were not much use, but his resolution impressed her, and he saw it.
arguments in favour of (for example) memory in plants are only arguments in favour of habit-memory, not of knowledge-memory.
How she should do it, with what arguments she should enforce her demand, never occurred to her.
So it came about that any advocate could usually find an audience to harken to his arguments for his pet selection.
early 14c., "statements and reasoning in support of a proposition," from Old French arguement "reasoning, opinion; accusation, charge" (13c.), from Latin argumentum "evidence, ground, support, proof; a logical argument," from arguere "to argue" (see argue). Sense passed through "subject of contention" to "a quarrel," a sense formerly attached to argumentation.