Usage examples for contradictory

  1. These statements are contradictory. – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  2. Is there any thing contradictory in these various statements? – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. It was formerly supposed that infinite numbers, and the mathematical infinite generally, were self- contradictory. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. These dates, as the reader will readily perceive, are sometimes vague, and sometimes contradictory. – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Primrose stood up very straight, and contradictory emotions struggled in her fair face. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  14. 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)
  15. I have contradictory ideals. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. All is obscure, all is contradictory when we try, with states, to build up a transition. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  19. 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