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Word Example of - contradiction

    Example Sentences for contradiction

    It is this contradiction which bites the soul black and blue.

    There can be no contradiction in life when once we know the truth.

    Mrs. Ferrars, though singularly intuitive, shrank from controversy, and settled everything by contradiction and assertion.

    That ought to have roused Gorman to a contradiction; but it did not.

    Thou hast made us to be a contradiction to our neighbours: and our enemies have scoffed at us.

    Do we not seem here to be in the presence of a contradiction?

    For the courage and temperance of other men, if you will consider them, are really a contradiction.

    She was truly, as Martin said, a strange mixture and contradiction.

    How shall we resolve the doubt—how reconcile the contradiction?

    He did not believe them; their utility was in their challenge to contradiction.

Word Origin & History of - contradiction

    Word Origin & History

    contradiction late 14c., from L. contradictionem, from contradicere, in classical L. contra dicere "to speak against," from contra "against" + dicere "to speak" (see diction).