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Examples of Oxymoron


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-11 12:25:51
An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. Oxymorons appear in a variety of contexts, including inadvertent errors such as extremely average and literary oxymorons crafted to reveal a paradox.

* Examples of inadvertent oxymorons: Original secret, extremely average, etc.
* Examples of oxymorons as puns: Open secret, deliberate mistake, etc.
* Examples of oxymorons as paradoxes: Serious joke, deafening silence, etc.

More examples of oxymorons:

* Accurate estimate
* Act naturally
* All alone
* Appear invisible
* Awfully nice
* Bad luck
* Big baby
* Born dead
* Brief speech
* Clearly confused
* Clearly misunderstood
* Climb down
* Common difference
* Confirmed rumor
* Constant change
* Controlled chaos
* Current history
* Deliberate mistake
* Exact estimate
* Exact opposite
* Expressive silence
* Falsely true
* Farewell reception
* Found missing
* Fully empty
* Genuine imitation
* Genuinely fake
* Growing small
* Known secret
* Least favorite
* Liquid gas
* Little giant
* Mercy killing
* Modern history
* Objective opinion
* Plastic glasses
* Practical Joke
* Preliminary conclusion
* Random pattern
* Science fiction
* Small crowd
* Speed limit
* Suicide victim
* Terribly good
* Timeless moment
* True story
* Typically unusual
* Undesirable attraction
* Unsung hero
* Virtual reality

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