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appeals to the authority of a person or a group of people
The basis for a large proportion of celebrity product endorsements (although some of those are legitimate, e.g. pain cream, etc.)
Every civilized nation except the US has universal health care; we should, too.
What dies Bill Clinton know about education? He's a philanderer!
Mrs. Sikora had pneumonia as a child, so disagreeing with her on fiscal policy is mean spirited and wrong.
Mrs. Sikora likes chocolate; therefore, all teachers like chocolate.
All men are pigs; therefore, Delbert is a pig.
Anyone who opposes this war either is a coward or hates everything the US stands for.
There is a God because the Bible says there is, and the Bible is the word of God.
post hoc ergo propter hoc
Every time you miss your bedtime, someone dies somewhere.
Cheese is tasty; therefore, it is good for you.
mrs. Sikora has no right to assign warm-ups. She hated such writing exercises when she was in high school.
You wouldn't bet on a horse that keeps losing, so stop watching the Cubs.
Advocates of Obamacare want to send Grandma before death panel to decide is she's worth preserving!
appeal to tradition
Support my idea; it's always been this way, and therefore it's best!
appeal to novelty
Support my idea; it's new and innovative, and therefore better than anything old!
appeal to ridicule
Please don't tell me you're one of those obsequious students who likes warm-ups.
guilt by association
Ringo says X, and Ringo has some link to discredited person Y; therefore, X is wrong.
I won't even address my opponent's suspicious overseas activities in the 1980s.
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