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    ylyyq Guest

    A phrase

    I wonder what "for the sake of argument" means exactly and how to use it. Could someone please give me a few examples?

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    Tdol is offline Editor,
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    If you want someone to imagine or accept a view just to examine it, you could use the phrase. Supposing, I wanted you to imagine that you were guilty of murder in order to convince you of the need for the death penalty, I could say 'Let's say, for the sake of argument, you're a killer' It doesn't mean that you are at all, but I'm trying to set out limits for argument.

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