paradoxically

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paradoxical +‎ -ly

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paradoxically (comparative more paradoxically, superlative most paradoxically)

  1. In a paradoxical manner; so as to create a paradox.
    • 2013 September 6, Colin Robinson, “Put down the pen and give us all a break”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 13, page 39: 
      Paradoxically, the deluge of writing itself contributes to declining readership. It's not just that if you're writing then you can't be reading. It's also that the sheer volume of what is now available acts as a disincentive to settle down with a single text. The literary equivalent of channel surfing replaces the prolonged concentration required to tackle a book.

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