A paradox is a situation that seems to be in conflict with itself. For example, it might be difficult to be both a successful and a popular person.

  • The paradox of the self is the idea that the self is contradictory.

  • The paradox of the frog is the idea that a frog can stay in water but it can't breathe.

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Example Sentences for paradoxes

  • 1

    Paradox of nihilism is the name of several paradoxes.

  • 2

    The article likens the omnipotence paradox to Russell's paradox.

  • 3

    It is the paradox that is knotty.

  • 4

    The article is paradoxical.

  • 5

    This is not the focus of the paradox.

  • 6

    It is the oldest paradox in the book.

  • 7

    The orbit of Mercury was paradoxical.

  • 8

    The result, paradoxically, was a thaw.

  • 9

    This is at the very least paradoxical.

  • 10

    This is not only a paradox but a perversity.