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Soriʹtes (Greek)

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A heaped-up or cumulative syllogism. The following will serve as an example:—

All men who believe shall be saved.

All who are saved must be free from sin.

All who are free from sin are innocent in the sight of God.

All who are innocent in the sight of God are meet for heaven.

All who are meet for heaven will be admitted into heaven.

Therefore all who believe will be admitted into heaven.

The famous Sorites of Themistocles was: That his infant son commanded the whole world, proved thus:—

My infant son rules his mother.

His mother rules me.

I rule the Athenians.

The Athenians rule the Greeks.

The Greeks rule Europe.

And Europe rules the world.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Sop
Soph
Sophi or Safi [mystic]
Sophis
Sophia (St.)
Sophist, Sophistry, Sophism, Sophisticator, etc
Sorbonica
Sorbonne
Sorceress
Sordello
Sorites (Greek)
Sorrows of Werther
Sortēs Biblicæ
Sortes Virgilianæ
Sorts
Sosia
Sotadios or Sotadic Verse
Sothic Year
Soul
Soul Cakes
Soul and Spirit