What does the word sophistry mean?

Usage examples for sophistry

  1. So, with the return of his old sophistry, he undressed and crawled into the strange bed. – The Husbands of Edith by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Such was the chain of sophistry, by means of which the committee transformed the convention into a tribunal. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  3. Fire destroys all sophistry,- that is to say, deceit,- and preserves truth alone, which is gold. – Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci