Example sentences for: oxymoron

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

  • 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.

  • For many commentators, a book about the future of the U.S. apparel and textile industries is still an oxymoron.

  • Oxymoron derives from the Greek oxymoros meaning pointedly foolish, which itself derives from oxy- , a combining form meaning sharp (from the Greek oxus meaning sharp) and moron (from the Greek moros meaning dull).

  • There's an entry on rap music (what an oxymoron!)

  • Oxymoron is an oxymoron.

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