nonsequitur


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nonsequitur

Neurology A totally unrelated response to a question Etiology Acute and chronic organic brain disorders, schizophrenia
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No kid had the wit to talk or think like Holden or to make such happy use of repetitions, nonsequiturs, and wry irony: "I don't even like old cars.
In one of the nonsequiturs of colonialism, government officials insisted upon reading African nationalism as one of the clearest signs of denationalization.
To avoid such reactions, I adopted an aggressive, interrupting, anticipating courtroom style to cover up for nonsequiturs I make when I misunderstand what is being said.
Collins, however, gets a bit more specific in defining his lover, employing such nonsequiturs as, " .
On the last two pages of his essay, Meister draws a number of equally sensible conclusions, which come virtually as nonsequiturs after a dozen pages of highly abstract discussion (with four tables) of how concepts evolve in scholarly disciplines.