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  • adv. In a paradoxical manner; so as to create a paradox.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a paradoxical manner, or in a manner seemingly absurd or contradictory; in such a way or sense as to involve an apparent contradiction or absurdity.

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  • adv. in a paradoxical manner


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paradoxical +‎ -ly


  • The proof of this, paradoxically, is that nobody can find any proof (or their assets) - such is the alchemic cleverness of our Mr. Big.

    Eric Dezenhall: Waiting for Lucky Luciano

  • I also happen to say, again paradoxically, that I had tried to draw in my character the only Christ we deserve.

    Classics of Confusion

  • The best evidence Ms. Kadeer did not instigate the riots paradoxically comes from the Chinese themselves.

    China’s Public Enemy

  • The intense legal jockeying to determine who will own new scientific knowledge, paradoxically, is preventing scientists from having the freedom to collaborate and generate that knowledge in the first place!

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Collaborative innovation vs innovation-killing IP

  • The reason why it matters who sits on the bench, paradoxically, is that the law is only partially, or modestly underdetermined from the standpoint of existing legal norms of practice.


  • You said once that writing in English paradoxically allowed you to connect with Bosnians around the world.

    Guernica Magazine

  • We hate the area “down there”—and, paradoxically, that is why we often feel so crazed.

    Women Food and God

  • It is the US military presence, paradoxically, that is uniting the Taliban and marshalling wide public support behind it.

    Mark Juergensmeyer: How Afghanistan Can Avoid Becoming Another Vietnam

  • Perhaps paradoxically, that is where I find hope -- in facing honestly the condition of the world that we have desecrated and the limits of human intelligence to reconsecrate that world.

    The problem with solutions

  • He added: 'wrinkles caused by untreated muscles of facial expression paradoxically can become more prominent'.



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  • I did that in college with anthropomorphic.

    May 9, 2009

  • In high school my friends and I each picked a word that we would try to use once on every essay. Mine was paradoxically.

    May 9, 2009