Example sentences for: oxymoron

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

  • The year before the outbreak of the American Revolution, Priestley succeeded in removing from air, so he thought, the substance called phlogiston which was thought to be what put fires out, and dubbed his dephlogisticated air oxygen because he supposed it to be an essential ingredient of acids (Greek oxy -, sharp—as in oxymoron —plus - gen , related to the verb gignomai , I become, happen, am born) .

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

  • Cynics dismiss the term as an oxymoron.

  • Oxymoron is an oxymoron.

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

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