CONTRADICTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONTRADICTION
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contradiction
 n.  assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; opposition, whether by argument or conduct
Classic Sentence: (78 in 6 pages)
1  Explain that contradiction as best you can.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  All the facts are in flat contradiction to such conjectures.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I
3  "The doctor says that he is not in danger," said the countess, but as she spoke she raised her eyes with a sigh, and her gesture conveyed a contradiction of her words.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XIV
4  This contradiction arises from the fact that military science assumes the strength of an army to be identical with its numbers.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER II
5  The difference, and sometimes complete contradiction, between men's opinions and their lives, and between one man and another, pleased him and drew from him an amused and gentle smile.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIII
6  She acted in contradiction to all those rules.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER X
7  This curious contradiction is not accidental.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER II
8  This contradiction occurs because after entering the field of analysis the universal historians stop halfway.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER II
9  Only then, as a result of the contradiction, will they see that they are both wrong.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER III
10  In this contradiction lies the problem of free will, which from most ancient times has occupied the best human minds and from most ancient times has been presented in its whole tremendous significance.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VIII
11  In actual life each historic event, each human action, is very clearly and definitely understood without any sense of contradiction, although each event presents itself as partly free and partly compulsory.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
12  SHE tried to be content, which was a contradiction in terms.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
13  But that contradiction in the lamp more and more appals him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
14  Such a direct and palpable contradiction of the tale related by the father caused all eyes to be turned on him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
15  "I see no contradiction to the gifts of any man in passing his breathing spells in useful reflections," the scout replied.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  There's a basic contradiction in the whole idea of paying for justice.
2  It has been proved beyond contradiction.
3  Each and every difference contains contradiction.
4  Wisdom appears in contradiction to itself, which is a trick life plays on philosophy of life.
5  His public speeches are in direct contradiction to his personal lifestyle.
6  The militants see no contradiction in using violence to bring about a religious state.
7  In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
8  The argument that the proposal is an anti-poor measure is both in contradiction to the evident facts and extremely insulting.
9  Cabinet's approval of the draft legislation was diabolical and contradicted the Bible, he said in a statement.
10  Galileo's assertion that the earth moved around the sun directly contradicted the religious teachings of his day; as a result, he was tried for heresy.
11  This version of events was contradicted by eye-witness reports.
12  When he condescended to speak, he contradicted himself three or four times in the space of half an hour.
13  That is true, and don't you dare contradict.
14  It's difficult to contradict someone politely.
15  She does not like to contradict her husband in public.