CONTRADICTORY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of contradictory
Definition:
a. nature of, or being a contradiction; mutually exclusive; opposing
Example:
That's somewhat self contradictory, don't you think?
Sentence in Classic:
Towards the evening of that day, still alone, Anna was in such a panic about him that she decided to start for the town, but on second thoughts wrote him the contradictory letter that Vronsky received, and without reading it through, sent it off by a special messenger.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And what is more, we find at one and the same time quite contradictory views as to what is bad and what is good in history: some people regard giving a constitution to Poland and forming the Holy Alliance as praiseworthy in Alexander, while others regard it as blameworthy.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I think I had some glimpses of the real character of this conversation at the time; but I am sure, now, that the good creature originated it, and took her part in it, merely that my mother might comfort herself with the little contradictory summary in which she had indulged.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
And thus for a time I was occupied by exploded systems, mingling, like an unadept, a thousand contradictory theories and floundering desperately in a very slough of multifarious knowledge, guided by an ardent imagination and childish reasoning, till an accident again changed the current of my ideas.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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
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
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
But, by the best contradictory authorities, this Grecian story of Hercules and the whale is considered to be derived from the still more ancient Hebrew story of Jonah and the whale; and vice versa; certainly they are very similar.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
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