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Disproof  n.  A proving to be false or erroneous; confutation; refutation; as, to offer evidence in disproof of a statement. "I need not offer anything farther in support of one, or in disproof of the other."

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"Disproof" Quotes from Famous Books

... from strictly inorganic materials, and at very moderate and remunerative cost, of the alkaloids quinia, strychnia, atropia, morphia, and others. No chemist, however, has yet made a single speck of albumen, or any other truly protoplasmic substance. By the consent of all biologists, the disproof of the possibility of "spontaneous generation" is as ...
— 1931: A Glance at the Twentieth Century • Henry Hartshorne

... to record how difficult it was for Lady Harman to form even the beginnings of a disproof of that. Her life through all this second phase of mitigated autonomy was an intermittent pilgrimage in search of that disproof. She could not believe that things as they were, this mass of hardships, cruelties, insufficiencies and heartburnings were the ultimate ...
— The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman • H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

... be denied, what then? Those who deny it must furnish the disproof. The argument is founded on a principle which is now acknowledged to be universal; and the onus of disproof must lie with those who may be bold enough to take up the position that a region exists where at last the Principle of Continuity fails. To do this one would first have ...
— Natural Law in the Spiritual World • Henry Drummond

... would never know that it was proved to be base metal. Incredible as it may seem, the infamous falsehood was repeated in 1902 by a Dr. Vallentin, in the 'Deutsche Rundschau,' from which it was copied into other leading German papers without any reference to its previous disproof ...
— The War in South Africa - Its Cause and Conduct • Arthur Conan Doyle

... his selfishness, sensuality, recklessness, and degradation give, in one respect, a peculiar interest and instructiveness to the enthusiastic friendship subsisting between him and his daughter. It is no disproof of the need of the great virtues to serve as the basis of a true and enduring friendship. It proves that a sincere love, even in an unclean and depraved soul, purges it, and adorns it with meritorious charms and real worth in that relation. ...
— The Friendships of Women • William Rounseville Alger

... Law of Population; a Treatise in Six Books, in Disproof of the Superfecundity of Human Beings, and developing the real Principle of their Increase". By Michael Thomas Sadler, M.P. 2 volumes ...
— The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4) - Contributions To The Edinburgh Review • Thomas Babington Macaulay

Words linked to "Disproof" :   reductio, evidence, falsifying, refutal, determination, counterexample, refutation, reductio ad absurdum, finding, grounds

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