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paradox
 n.  something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Perhaps some inkling of this paradox, even in the unquiet days of the Bureau, helped the bayonets allay an opposition to human training which still to-day lies smouldering in the South, but not flaming.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
2  This triple paradox in Mr. Washington's position is the object of criticism by two classes of colored Americans.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
3  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
Get Context   In IV
4  Nor does the paradox and danger of this situation fail to interest and perplex the best conscience of the South.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
5  In some such doubtful words and phrases can one perhaps most clearly picture the peculiar ethical paradox that faces the Negro of to-day and is tingeing and changing his religious life.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
6  It's plain enough, and helps the paradox delightfully.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In I
7  The Editor wanted that explained to him, and the Psychologist volunteered a wooden account of the 'ingenious paradox and trick' we had witnessed that day week.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In II
8  'But the thing's a mere paradox,' said the Editor.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In II
9  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
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
10  Pardon the seeming paradox; I mean what I say.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
12  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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE DEATH OF A HORSE
13  The second fact noted, namely, that the Negro church antedates the Negro home, leads to an explanation of much that is paradoxical in this communistic institution and in the morals of its members.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
14  Madame de Villefort listened with avidity to these appalling maxims and horrible paradoxes, delivered by the count with that ironical simplicity which was peculiar to him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
15  It is evidently the theory of some arm-chair lounger who evolves all these neat little paradoxes in the seclusion of his own study.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
Example Sentence:
1  It's a paradox that in such a rich country there can be so much poverty.
2  The paradox is that the region's most dynamic economies have the most primitive financial systems.
3  It is a curious paradox that professional comedians often have unhappy personal lives.
4  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.
5  Some commentators have mused on the paradox of telling people to use cash when trying to monitor money laundering activities.
6  This perception was exploited by Zeno in one of his famous paradoxes.