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noun as in contradiction, puzzle

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The only paradox is that till 35 years ago, this view of the indigenous plant and its psychotropic by-products was not viewed as a crime.

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So there’s another paradox there, which is that language maintains as well as creates.

The modern resolution to the paradox contains some subtleties, but it does indeed mostly come down to the fact that we do not live in an endless and unchanging universe.

You might think you could just posit some extra axiom, use it to prove G, and resolve the paradox.

My mother taught me that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, and this paradox has been useful while dealing with both high school and workplace politics.

But I feel like films are uniquely suited towards addressing paradox, recursiveness, and worlds-within-worlds.

To appreciate the Palmer paradox, it's important to understand that Palmer's childhood and young adulthood were dichotomous.

“Maybe we need a new category other than theism, atheism or agnosticism that takes paradox and unknowing into account,” he writes.

But Washington was a prisoner to its paradox of an Iraq policy.

As a result of this paradox, the Iraq policy process ground to a halt at the very moment that ISIS was on the rise.

It offers, to those who see it aright, the most perplexing industrial paradox ever presented in the history of mankind.

But in reality this paradox of value is the most fundamental proposition in economic science.

It was the spiritual way, whose method and secret lie in that subtle paradox: Yield to conquer.

But it was a strange paradox, that precisely the depth of his love for her made him willing to think of losing her.

But this very paradox leads to the real principle of generalization concerning the properties of numbers.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to paradox, such as: absurdity, ambiguity, anomaly, enigma, inconsistency, and mystery.

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