from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparent or false equivalence which disappears when subjected to adequate tests.
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It may be admitted that, without humility and decorum of the true kind, liberty is only pseudo-liberty, equality only pseudo-equality, and fraternity only pseudo-fraternity.
The effect of Dickens is purely democratic, and however contemptible he found our pseudo-equality, he was more truly democratic than any American who had yet written fiction.