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non sequuntur

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin non sequuntur (they do not follow), third-person plural form of non sequor (I do not follow).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

non sequuntur

  1. plural form of non sequitur
    • 1947, L. J. D. Richardson, A Little Classics Is a Dangerous Thing in Greece & Rome, volume 16, issue 46 (January 1947, Cambridge University Press):
      We cannot be told that our arguments are vitiated by a fallacy, that our quod erat demonstranda involve too many non sequuntur : we cannot even be told that our campaign represents a policy of perfections, of unattainable ne plus ultrae.
    • 1998 July 23, "Bob Newman" (username), Handy snot-plural quick reference guide, in alt.usage.english, Usenet:
      Thaank[sic] you, Mr Fnordling-5, for your most uplifting contribution; in return, I offer you telices (so much classier than telexes) and non sequuntur.
    • 1998 September 19, "Matthew Montchalin" (username), (Big Trees) Re: Vehicle weight (was: Teen drivers), in or.politics, Usenet:
      Not all non sequiturs (ahem, non sequuntur) are vacuous per se.
    • 2001 August 29, "Padraic Brown" (username), thee and thou [WAS: basically], in sci.lang, Usenet:
      What does being familiar with you have to do with it?
      Fond of non sequuntur?

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