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non sequitur

Logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
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He added, in one of his trademark non sequiturs, ``The proceeds from tonight's show will be divvied up among huge corporations.
Long strings of jokes that double back on themselves, insults that dissolve into non sequiturs, insurmountable problems shrugged off as insignificant, asides to the audience, intentional literal-mindedness just to cause trouble.
Non sequiturs, puns, mockery, sudden changes of pace with verbal and situational exaggeration make up the novel's transparent form, as Paras P.
Tsui Hark is always tempted to deflate tension through gags, non sequiturs, and comic-book outlandishness (think of Time and Tide [2000] or Black Mask II [2001]).
Said Buffybot has the departed slayer's pert looks and butt-kicking skills, but her personality is really annoyingly perky and she speaks in more non sequiturs than usual.
In taking on the prevailing wisdom, Schaler shows a sharp eye for contradictions, non sequiturs, and unfalsifiable claims.
All the works that followed them, the non sequiturs, witticisms, and aphorisms, the revenge fantasies and paranoia and self-analysis, illustrate a creative process that may have more to do with art therapy than the production of art objects.
Oh, and it's a lot funnier, with playful punning, mischief and non sequiturs from the narrator, and loopy homages to ``Star Trek,'' ``The Six Million Dollar Man'' and ``The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
The coverage was remarkably kind; no one pointed out, for example, that her answer to the legalization question was basically a series of non sequiturs.
More than just an index of class-bound taste, of that Waspish catechism of comfortable decrepitude, the little non sequiturs of gesture and decor are the first-level registers in a dialectic of chance and order, of snapshot and "picture.
In between songs, he offered one-liners and non sequiturs such as ``We're almost there,'' ``Here's Pet No.
There are rarely introductory overviews or concluding summaries, and transitions appear interchangeable with non sequiturs.