What does the word paradox mean?

Usage examples for paradox

  1. As death for us men comes " once," and then there follows " judgment," so the death of Christ, the " offering" of Christ, comes " once," and then comes, in a wonderful paradox, not judgment but " salvation," for them that are found in Him. – Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews by Handley C.G. Moule
  2. She groped desperately, but overwhelming, insistent, there had developed in her a sudden, preventing tumult- in paradox, a confusion in rhythm- like the beating of a great hammer on an anvil, only incredibly more swift than blows from human hands. – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  3. The Canadians were a conquered people, but they had found the British king no tyrant and they had experienced the paradox of being freer under the conqueror than they had been under their own sovereign. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong