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What does the word paradox mean?

Could you please use it in a sentence?


Asked by adelinasmommy at 1:32 PM on Oct. 23, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • A paradox is a sentence of logic that can be neither right nor wrong.
    Like the simple sentence of 'This sentence is a lie.' is a paradox. If the sentence is true, then it is a lie, as it says. But if it is a lie It can't be true. A lie cannot also be the truth. So the sentence being true makes it a lie.
    If the sentence is a lie, then it is not as it says, it is true. But that is just what the sentence says. So that makes it true. So the sentence being a lie makes it true.

    It logic you can't wrap your brain around. I have no idea how to use it in a sentence other than in reference to such a statement.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:43 PM on Oct. 23, 2010


    True Statement.....Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want. - John Fowles

    Answer by ryanlynn at 1:40 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

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