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paradox
used in The Time Machine

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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
  • the 'ingenious paradox and trick' we had witnessed that day week
    Chapter 2 (26% in)
paradox = a situation that is surprising or seems impossible because parts of it seem to contradict each other
  • And he put it to us in this way—marking the points with a lean forefinger—as we sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought it) and his fecundity.
    Chapter 1 (4% in)
  • It's plain enough, and helps the paradox delightfully.
    Chapter 1 (89% in)
  • A man couldn't cover himself with dust by rolling in a paradox, could he?'
    Chapter 2 (62% in)
  • 'But the thing's a mere paradox,' said the Editor.
    Chapter 2 (86% in)

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