Example sentences for: oxymorons

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

  • Journalistic Integrity, and Other Oxymorons

  • Many responses listed deft and amusing oxymorons, but Lamar Alexander sought something more insidious than mere self-contradiction.

  • Oxymorons in general, he says, are well named, and he is against them.

  • In Stockholm there is a chain of fast-food restaurants where you can get, along with a fairly high risk of heartburn, what must rank as the ultimate in culinary oxymorons: a hamburger called a Mini Big . If that sounds a trifle too indecisive, you may choose from such offerings as a Cheeseburgare , a Baconburgare , a Big Dream , or something called a Big Clock . All these names are English, more or less.

  • David Galef has coined the term morox [XIV, 2] to designate unintentional, inelegant oxymorons such as many fewer problems, largely insignificant , and barely clothed . I collect solecisms of all sorts that I hear on television broadcasts.


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