Oxymoronica

Oxymoronica

ox-y-mor-on-i-ca (OK-se-mor-ON-uh-ca) noun, plural: Any variety of tantalizing, self-contradictory statements or observations that on the surface appear false or illogical, but at a deeper level are true, often profoundly true. See also oxymoron, paradox.

examples:

"Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad."

Victor Hugo

"To lead the people, walk behind them."

Lao-tzu

"You'd be surprised how much it coststo look this cheap."

Dolly Parton

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Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 20, 2009)

Parent ISBN: 9780060536992

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 325 KB

Language: English


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