From Hume’s essay “Of the Coalition of Parties“:
There is not a more effectual method of betraying a cause, than to lay the stress of the argument on a wrong place, and by disputing an untenable post, enure the adversaries to success and victory.
I have a particular application in mind, but let me propose this as an open thread. What’s your favorite example?
Footnote “enure” = “accustom”