paradox

Definition: A person or thing with a seemingly contradictory nature; anomaly, riddle

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The Ball and the Cross - By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
...Those who look at the matter most superficially regard paradox as something which belongs to jesting and light journalism ....
Miscellanies - By Oscar Wilde, Robert Baldwin Ross
...Mr. Cobban opens badly by describing my letter, setting Mr. Whibley right on a matter of fact, as an ` impudent paradox . '...
The Love of Landry - By Paul Laurence Dunbar
...A cowboy who talks like a college man is something of a paradox, you know . " "...
Literary chapters - By Walter Lionel George
...This, however, is merely theory, for it is impossible to apply to the novel the paradox that insincerity in everything being better than insincerity in one thing, it is desirable to be insincere throughout ....
A Miscellany of Men - By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
...It is a paradox; but not my paradox ....
The Inside of the Cup - By Winston Churchill
...a paradox !...
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...It will seem a paradox; but I have always found in creeds and characters as opposite as Calvinism and Catholicity, Scotchmen and Irishmen, an identity of the religious point of view ....
Four Years of Novel Reading - By Richard Green Moulton
...This contention that fiction is truer than fact will be called a paradox ....
Leaves from the Diary of an Impressionist - By Lafcadio Hearn
...Then for the first time he read Herbert Spencer, and by a singular paradox conceived a passionate adoration for that passionless philosopher who, we may think, had the peculiar advantage of knowing so much about the ` Unknowable . '...
The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...Really, madame, this is a scruple which naturally must occur to a pure mind like yours, but which would easily yield before sound reasoning ' The bad side of human thought will always be defined by the paradox of Jean Jacques Rousseau, you know, the mandarin who is killed at 500 leagues distance by raismg the tip of the finger ....
Silas Marner - By George Eliot, Hannah Amelia Noyes Davidson, Bliss Carmen
...For, paradox though it be, in this last half century we have come to hold in...