Usage examples for contradictory

  1. It was formerly supposed that infinite numbers, and the mathematical infinite generally, were self- contradictory – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  2. I have contradictory ideals. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  3. Primrose stood up very straight, and contradictory emotions struggled in her fair face. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  4. And sometimes, when her moods were so many and so contradictory of one another that I was puzzled what to say or do, Miss Havisham would embrace her with lavish fondness, murmuring something in her ear that sounded like " Break their hearts my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy!" – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  5. At different times and in different parts of the world, statistics are given out, which seems to emanate from no one authority, which are often contradictory and which create confusion in the mind of the person wishing to get at the facts. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  6. These dates, as the reader will readily perceive, are sometimes vague, and sometimes contradictory – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  7. In itself we must rate it as important that he made good the birthright of the house of York, independent as it was of the maxims of Parliament, or rather contradictory to them, and maintained the throne. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  8. Is there any thing contradictory in these various statements? – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  9. These statements are contradictory – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  10. The press was constantly pouring out works upon the new world, so contradictory to each other, and pronounced so unjust by the Americans, that my curiosity was excited. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  11. This is by no means a recurrence to the old antithesis of religion and civilisation, as if these were contradictory elements. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  12. But happily He who takes away is the same as He who gives, and His great heart of affection understands our manifold and seemingly contradictory needs. – Letters to His Friends by Forbes Robinson
  13. In terms of logic, San Sebastian the modern has in Fuenterrabia the ancient its full " contradictory – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  14. It will be seen that the foregoing petition contains various contradictory statements. – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  15. There is, however, one contradictory phenomenon, which may prove, that 'tis not absolutely impossible for ideas to go before their correspondent impressions. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  16. All is obscure, all is contradictory when we try, with states, to build up a transition. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  17. It is a gross instance of repeated disobedience to repeated orders; and it is rendered particularly offensive to the authority of the Court of Directors by the frivolous and contradictory reasons assigned for it. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  18. So comprehensive and self- contradictory a scheme would seem to indicate an elasticity of principle and a fertility of resource not often vouchsafed to man. – History of the United Netherlands, 1592-94 by John Lothrop Motley
  19. In the first place, I am to remark to your Lordships, that the accounts he has given of one of these sums of money are totally false and contradictory – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  20. But this Gelimer- it is impossible for me to obtain from the contradictory reports a satisfactory idea of him. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn