non sequitur


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non sequitur

Logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
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A Pentagon directive, leaked to the Washington Post, urged officials to avoid using the infamous Bushian non sequitur.
Non sequitur dialogue is dispensed with repetitive abandon.
Upon arrival, visitors pay admission to an attendant who blurts out a newspaper headline--a non sequitur designed by artist Tino Sehgal.
The first four chapters offer relevant biographical information about the Marx Brothers vaudeville beginnings, along with exploring themes such as the satirizing of social respectability, methods of character development, and nonsense and non sequitur jokes.
Here is the non sequitur that leaps off the page: "Iran's Hezbollah terrorist proxies have turned Lebanon into an inferno.
Obviously, we misjudged how different people would react to Wiley Miller's Non Sequitur syndicated cartoon published by the New Straits Times last Monday,'' the newspaper said.
The formulation of intelligent design is a default argument advanced in support of a non sequitur.
Parker's sex-focused non sequitur reminded me of my experience on a Disneyland canoe ride a few years ago.
He explains non sequitur as well as misplaced modifier.
I'm glad he has filled us in on the rest of it, but again, it's a non sequitur.
A non sequitur is an inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premise, or a comment unrelated to the preceding one.