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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Cogent

COGENT, adjective [See Cogency.]

1. Forcible, in a physical sense; as the cogent force of nature.

2. Urgent; pressing on the mind; forcible; powerful; not easily resisted; as a cogent reason, or argument.

The harmony of the universe furnishes cogent proofs of a deity.