contradictions

[ kon-truh-dik-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF contradictions
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTRADICTIONS

And is not that a common type of us all—as if Passion delighted in contradictions?

That suddenly explained all the contradictions in his behavior.

I can not, to save my soul and yours, reconcile these contradictions.

Are there no contradictions, no gaps in the sequence of ideas?

Indeed a number of obscurities and contradictions is to be ascribed to this circumstance.

I was puzzled by the contradictions that I saw in her behaviour.

But the account of his execution are full of contradictions and discrepancies.

"The case from the very beginning is full of contradictions," he said.

"You're full of contradictions and inconsistencies," Nick however objected.

Nor does His omnipotence include the working of contradictions.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French contradiction or directly from Latin contradictionem (nominative contradictio) "a reply, objection, counterargument," noun of action from past participle stem of contradicere, in classical Latin contra dicere "to speak against," from contra "against" (see contra) + dicere "to speak" (see diction).

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