Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Drawn out as fine as a hair; characterized by over-refinement or nicety: as, hair-drawn dialectics.

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Examples

  • Page's contempt for the hair-drawn technicalities of lawyers was profound, and the tortuous effort to make the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty mean something quite different from what it said, inevitably moved him to righteous wrath.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • "I don't think we need to consider hair-drawn objections," I retorted.

    The Shadow World

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