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- n. Person who comes up with a paradox.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who proposes a paradox.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who indulges in paradox, or who proposes a paradox.
This is the only plan, for much of the remark is personal: the peculiarities of the paradoxer are a large part of the interest of the paradox.
Let no one dismiss M. Sorel then as an empty paradoxer.
Chesterton, the prose-paradoxer, is a delightful product of a skeptical age.
The majority of men at the present day have grown accustomed to hear the motion of the earth spoken of: their acceptance of it means nothing: the attitude of the paradoxer who denies it is more intelligent.
By agreement of all but the purblind and the paradoxer, Shakespeare.
And one need not be a common paradoxer to take either side on the question whether on the whole the omen, if not the actuality, of _L'Homme Qui Rit_ or that of _Les
But we have some: and that, as a man of genius, he is superior to any single person named and known in earlier French literature, can hardly be contested by any one who is neither a silly paradoxer nor a mere dullard, nor affected by some extra-literary prejudice -- religious, moral, or whatever it may be.
I shall call each of these persons a _paradoxer_, and his system a _paradox_.
Mr. Wirgman, an itinerant paradoxer, called on me in 1831: he came to convert me.
I have not gone into any detail of all those cases in which the paradoxer finds out, by his unassisted acumen, that results of mathematical investigation _cannot be_: in fact, this discovery is only an accompaniment, though a necessary one, of his paradoxical statement of that which _must be_.
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