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paradox
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Definition
a situation or statement that may be true but is surprising or seems impossible because parts of it seem to contradict each other
  • Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the force of honesty can translate beauty into his likeness: this was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (59% in)

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