The cogency of Toland's arguments was weakened by his manifest love of paradox.
But its mixture of real eloquence and apparent cogency is exactly such as always carries a multitude with it, if only for a time.
The argument is supported by others of great cogency.
The three processes, as different applications of the principle of similarity, consisting of different combinations of premises, cause different degrees of cogency in their several conclusions.
Nor is it Bacon's method of exclusions, which escapes the imputation of being dialectical, if not that of being unduly cumbrous, in virtue of the cogency of the negative instance.