dialectic

Part of speech: adverb

DIALECTICALLY.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a dialect. dialectal.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to dialectics; argumentative. dialectical.

Part of speech: noun

Logic in general; often in the plural, dialectics.

Part of speech: noun

A specific mode of argument.

Part of speech: noun

Argumentative ability.

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Usage examples "dialectic":

  1. Equally striking is the similarity between the dialectic temper in Job and Malachi. - "Introduction to the Old Testament", John Edgar McFadyen.
  2. These, I said, are the points which you must consider; and those who have most of this comprehension, and who are more steadfast in their learning, and in their military and other appointed duties, when they have arrived at the age of thirty have to be chosen by you out of the select class, and elevated to higher honour; and you will have to prove them by the help of dialectic, in order to learn which of them is able to give up the use of sight and the other senses, and in company with truth to attain absolute being: And here, my friend, great caution is required. - "Plato's Republic", Plato.
  3. Ambrose's famous saying, that 'it hath not pleased the Lord to give his people salvation in dialectic, ' has a profound meaning far beyond its application to theology. - "On Compromise", John Morley.