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(logic) a statement that contradicts itself

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It's plain enough, and helps the paradox delightfully.
The familiar experiment called the hydrostatic paradox, in which a capillary column of water balances the ocean, is a symbol of the relation of one man to the whole family of men.
This reasoning, however, seemed to end in a paradox, and lead to the further consideration:--"What matter though it be only disease, an abnormal tension of the brain, if when I recall and analyze the moment, it seems to have been one of harmony and beauty in the highest degree--an instant of deepest sensation, overflowing with unbounded joy and rapture, ecstatic devotion, and completest life?
All this he now loved, and he no longer desired to tame and hold her, though the paradox was the winning of her without the taming and the holding.
She was clean, and her cleanness revolted; but she was woman, and she was just beginning to learn the paradox of woman.
Now the Japanese race was the freak and paradox among Eastern peoples.
I was working to get away from work, and I buckled down to it with a grim realisation of the paradox.
Plato is desirous of deepening the notion of education, and therefore he asserts the paradox that there are no educators.
As it has been well expressed in the paradox of Poe, wisdom should reckon on the unforeseen.
The French electrify the world not by starting any paradox, they electrify it by carrying out a truism.
Which sentiment being a pretty hard morsel, and bearing something of the air of a paradox, we shall leave the reader to chew the cud upon it to the end of the chapter.
While to Helen the paradox became clearer and clearer.
And he read aloud to me in his remarkable style, paralleling the text with a running criticism and commentary, lucidly wording involved and lumbering periods, casting side and cross lights upon the subject, introducing points the author had blundered past and objections he had ignored, catching up lost ends, flinging a contrast into a paradox and reducing it to a coherent and succinctly stated truth--in short, flashing his luminous genius in a blaze of fire over pages erstwhile dull and heavy and lifeless.
New Paradox Subsidiary Will Operate Independently and Manage All White Wolf Properties, Including World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade
THE iconic clock face from Paradox Nightclub, in Aintree, is up for sale.