n. something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct
n. seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true; a statement contrary to received opinion
Richard presents a bit of a paradox, for he is a card-carrying member of both the National Rifle Association and the relatively pacifist American Civil Liberties Union.
Some commentators have mused on the paradox of telling people to use cash when trying to monitor money laundering activities.
This perception was exploited by Zeno in one of his famous paradoxes.
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There are still human beings here below who know how to open and close the surprise box of the paradox merrily.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
It was a long time since the magistrate had heard a paradox so strong, or rather, to say the truth more exactly, it was the first time he had ever heard of it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
He played with the idea and grew wilful; tossed it into the air and transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy and winged it with paradox.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context
Such a paradox they could not understand, and therefore sank into listless indifference, or shiftlessness, or reckless bravado.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context