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Der neue Pauly, The Oxford encyclopaedia of ancient Greece and Rome and the Oxford Classical Dictionary do not contain entries for Socratic irony, and the entry in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (Socratic irony is 'a form of indirect communication' used by Socrates 'to praise insincerely the abilities of his interlocutors while revealing their ignorance'; Prior 1999:861) takes an oversimplified view of the concept, which is rather surprising considering the amount of philosophical scholarship done on the topic since the 18th century.
Realizing that she has been performing insincerely, he labels the performance "good" and adds, once she reacts quickly with a new approach, "Now you are dangerous.
It is high time to take effective steps to put an end to all aspects and forms of terrorism, including state terrorism that is insincerely promoted and supported by some Western powers.
In any event, they hold that lying is not nearly so widespread as "acting insincerely or misleadingly" (29) without actually lying.
Such a flip attitude serves the comedy well (the action feels more clunky), but feels just how insincerely everyone involved feels toward the story's emotional core.
Currie insincerely apologised for problems he'd caused in the previous two years and promised no more trouble.
The army vehemently dismisses accusations that it wants to hang on to power or that it is acting insincerely.
There has never been any doubt in my mind about this team and I am not insincerely trying to build my players up.
feudal and pre-capitalist)--is conflated with the Northern capitalist arguments about the nature of the war, arguments that also condemned slavery (if perhaps a bit more insincerely in a number of cases, Lincoln being a notable example among them, than the socialists) and thereby to conflate the socialism of the Forty-Eighters and others with Lincoln Republicanism and subsequently with the totalitarianism of Stalin and Mao, the Nazism of Adolf Hitler, and (as one might expect) with today's "big government" liberals in the United States.
Offenders who publicly accept responsibility for their crimes, even if they do so insincerely, are more likely to internalize that responsibility than those who persist in denying guilt.
133) It is not to the point that a particular Speaker or President might consider his or her role in reciting prayers to be analogous to an actor reciting lines as if the act and words are without meaning--be or she is still participating in an inherently religious practice, albeit insincerely.
For instance, when a voter observes that her favorite candidate has chances of winning, she can disapprove middle candidates insincerely to increase her chances of winning.