Example sentences for: oxymoron

How can you use “oxymoron” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • He is, if this is not an oxymoron, a religious technocrat.

  • Oxymoron is an oxymoron.

  • The landmark Swann suit had its origins in the 1955 Supreme Court decision known as Brown II . Brown II gummed up the initial 1954 Brown ruling--which had decreed segregated schools unconstitutional--by saying, in a now-infamous oxymoron, that desegregation should proceed "with all deliberate speed."

  • To be sure, the W usage note, even with its verbosity and the oxymoron “pure hyperbole,” is more helpful than L 's cryptic “disapproved of by some speakers”; but the definitions are better in L because they assume that if a user does not know the meaning of literally , then that of literal is unlikely to be that obvious.

  • I also hope that the oxymoron will remind me to include applause as well as condemnation in my dispatches.

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