Definition of 'paradox'
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How to explain this apparent paradox? Times, Sunday Times (2016)A historical paradox seems to be at work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It seemed an unworkable paradox. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is a paradox at the heart of their rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We also point to a central paradox. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is an obvious explanation of this apparent paradox. The Bullet Catchers (1989)This is only one of the paradoxes surrounding this enigmatic musician. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The strange paradox is that we are extremely strict about what we eat in our family. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These paradoxes often seem bewildering to those not afflicted with the football disease. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is a paradox at the heart of modern football. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is the central paradox of sporting progress. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was one of the many paradoxes of his life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are at least two different resolutions of this apparent paradox. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)Perhaps we should not be surprised if we meet one or two paradoxes along the way. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That strange paradox is thanks largely to the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He highlights the paradox faced by many tribute bands. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The apparent paradox tells you all you need to know about investing in small oil explorers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a paradox that we seem simultaneously able to hold and reject the notion that animals can be intelligent. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)The paradox needs explaining, and resolving. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is one of life's great paradoxes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That row captured the paradox at the heart of this original, scholarly book. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)This gets close to the central paradox of Truman. Truman (1986)This is the paradox; no one will trade there until people are trading there. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Because he has talked to many performers, he is able to characterize the intense paradoxes of the situation. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The great paradox of our time is that many of us are busy and; bored at the same time. Christianity Today (2000)How to explain this paradox? Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: paradox NOUN
You describe a situation as a paradox when it involves two or more facts or qualities which seem to contradict each other.
The paradox is that the region's most dynamic economies have the most primitive financial systems.
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