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01. Studies of [so-called] primitive tribes in South America have found they generally have a very sophisticated social system.
02. The government's [so-called] budget increase is actually a decrease if you factor in the rise in the cost of living.
03. These [so-called] environmentally-friendly products still come in the same old indestructible plastic packaging.
04. The [so-called] hole in our ozone is actually just an area which is thinner than normal.
05. Many pharmaceutical companies are now showing an interest in marketing [so-called] natural remedies.
06. [So-called] supernatural phenomena, such as clairvoyance and ESP have never been proven to exist.
07. The company just hired this [so-called] expert but he obviously doesn't have a clue what he's doing.
08. [So-called] freedom of speech somehow isn't so free when the opinions being expressed are regarded as objectionable by those in power.
09. The [so-called] compromise they are suggesting gives them practically everything they want, and leaves us with almost nothing of what we want.
10. His wife is taking some silly course in this [so-called] institute where they claim to teach people to read minds.
11. Robert Graves once suggested that civilization has gotten further and further from the [so-called] 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation.
12. James Robinson once stated that most of our [so-called] reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
13. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg once remarked that perhaps in time the [so-called] Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
14. Max Lerner once said that the [so-called] lessons of history are, for the most part, the rationalizations of the victors because history is written by the survivors.
15. [So-called] magic mushrooms have been used for centuries, primarily in the context of religious rituals and ceremonies.

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