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Sample sentences for the GRE study word cogent

cogent can be used as a adj

1.And from to-day sad and cogent I maintain the bequeath'd cause, a. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.This is a cogent vice thou hast here, carpenter let me feel its grip once. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.Says Plowdon, the whale so caught belongs to the King and Queen, "because of its superior excellence." And by the soundest commentators this has ever been held a cogent argument in such matters. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.Pray write instantly, and let me understand it--unless it is, for very cogent reasons, to remain in the secrecy which Lydia seems to think necessary and then I must endeavour to be satisfied with ignorance.. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5.For which cogent reason I kept Biddy at a distance during supper, and when I went up to my own old little room, took as stately a leave of her as I could, in my murmuring soul, deem reconcilable with the churchyard and the event of the day. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
6.Besides, you forget, Caesar, an indigestion declares itself immediately, while a prick or a bite occasions a delay of a day or two.' Caesar gave way before such cogent reasoning, and the cardinals were consequently invited to dinner. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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