from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Paradoxical acts or utterances.
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But I've heard you paradoxing upon the reality of the unreal — the reality of delusion to the mind that is sick.
Its characters travel through time using high-tech ‘passports’, but in addition to the usual toing-and-froing, grandfather paradoxing and so on, we discover that one side-effect of time-travel is to make the traveller fantastically randy, which enables Merwin to fill most of the book with descriptions of pneumatic sex.
Soon after this bit of paradoxing, the language of the play becomes more and more unmoored:PROFESSOR CLAUDIA MITCHELL: Perhaps, however, you mean an act of complete probabilistic caprice.
But I've heard you paradoxing upon the reality of the unreal -- the reality of delusion to the mind that is sick.
It makes Religion look liker a Trade, or a Contrivance of State, than a Divine Infpiration: Nay, it ftaggers People in the very Foundations of their Faith, to fee Minifters at Variance with themfelves, and the Pulpits changing with the Times, and paradoxing upon the Gofpel.