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An oxymoron is usually defined as a phrase in which two words have a seemingly self-contradictory effect
1) Clearly misunderstood
2) Exact Estimate
3) Small Crowd
4) Act Naturally
5) Found Missing
6) Fully Empty
7) Pretty ugly
8) Seriously funny
9) Only choice
10) Original copies
11) Blonde Intelligence
12) Beaucractic efficiencies
And the best of all is
13) Happily Married
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Asked by HEMANT MEHTA, 05 Jan '10 09:21 pm
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An oxymoron is a figure of speech. Many writers use it deliberately to reveal a paradox.
The first time I came across a delightful oxymoron that has stayed in my mind was many years ago when I was a student in class 8. We had a poem to study called The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith. In it he was lamenting the flight of rural Britain to urban cities during the Industrial Revolution.
He uses the oxymoron 'barren splendor' to highlight the emptiness of his village very poignantly.
While thus the land, adorned for pleasure all,
In barren splendour feebly waits the fall.
Answered by joyoti sen, 05 Jan '10 09:30 pm

 
  
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Only choice is the most interesting one which has everything in it.
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 05 Jan '10 09:28 pm

 
  
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English contains a rich supply of figures of speech, but few have as many amusing possibilities as an oxymoron, for example:

Dry lake
Fuzzy logic
Living dead
Free gift
Numb sensation
Same difference, once again
Stand down
Metal woods (Golfers) ...more
Answered by parul advani, 05 Feb '10 09:18 am

 
  
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Hats off to you.............mindblowing collection
Answered by sreekumar, 05 Jan '10 09:28 pm

 
  
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A very good compilation of oxymoron expressions...you can also add ' Rich beggar' to the list...!
Answered by Dil Se, 05 Jan '10 09:25 pm

 
  
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Mid centre
True Lie
I like very much
Happily married cant come in this category HMji
Answered by hitler, 05 Jan '10 09:24 pm

 
  
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Yeah! It is mostly used in poetry!
Answered by T A RAMESH, 05 Jan '10 09:44 pm

 
  
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How come happily and married are self contradictory ? :-)
Answered by twinkle solanki, 05 Jan '10 09:31 pm

 
  
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