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 Meanings and Examples of CONTRADICTORY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  nature of, or being a contradiction; mutually exclusive; opposing
Classic Sentence:
1  Militiamen and recruits were being enrolled in the villages, and from the seat of war came contradictory news, false as usual and therefore variously interpreted.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII
2  In spite of Rostopchin's broadsheets, or because of them or independently of them, the strangest and most contradictory rumors were current in the town.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XII
3  Sonya, owing to the count's contradictory orders, lost her head and did not know what to do.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIV
4  Evidently the explanations furnished by these historians being mutually contradictory can only satisfy young children.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IV
5  By late afternoon the first news came, but it was uncertain, contradictory, frightening, brought as it was by men wounded in the early hours of the battle.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
6  Her face was captivating by reason of a certain frankness of expression and a contradictory subtle play of features.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In II
7  You have my thoughts exactly as they arise, my dear Fanny; perhaps they are sometimes contradictory, but it will not be a less faithful picture of my mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
8  You have asserted nothing contradictory to what Mr Elliot appeared to be some years ago.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
9  "Never mind what I make it, my friend," observed Mr. Jaggers, with a knowing and contradictory toss of his head.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXIV
10  The halt is a word formed of a singular double and almost contradictory sense: a troop on the march, that is to say, movement; a stand, that is to say, repose.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—BADLY SEWED
11  "I was going to take you there, but you called me back again," answered the businessman, as if confused by the contradictory commands.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law...
Example Sentence:
1  That's somewhat self contradictory, don't you think?
2  I think my psyche is a contradictory mixture of adventurism and contemplative caution.
3  The contradictory evidence should stymie the detective in the robbery investigation.