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A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Oxymorons are extremely useful in written English because they can make effective titles, add dramatic effect, add flavor to speech, and can sometimes be used to achieve a comedic effect. Here are some examples of oxymorons, can you think of some more?

This is another fine mess you have got us into.

Do you have the original copies that we requested?

His new girlfriend really is pretty ugly.

There is a real love hate relationship developing between the two of them.

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