Not strictly an oxymoron, but I like it : Microsoft Works
The definition of an oxymoron is that it joins contradictory terms. Your examples are only seemingly contradictory so not really oxymorons.TRCSF said:Maybe not necessarily, but it often does. That's all that's necessary for it to be an oxymoron. It doesn't have to be some sort of logical contradiction. I think you're confusing "oxymoron" with "paradox."
"original copy" is an oxymoron even though it makes perfect sense. Same with "jumbo shrimp" or "civil war" or any other oxymoron.
No, I wouldn't say that's an oxymoron. Just means you're not in the crowd with friends or family or anyone you know. It's hard to come up with a good one for the kind of solitude-amongst-many you're describing. The opposite, "crowded solitude" is not hard.TheStatutoryApe said:Ah... I wasn't thinking. Copy doesn't necessarily mean a duplicate.
How about "Alone in a crowd"?
I agree with this. They were, sort of, pseudo-oxymorons.TheStatutoryApe said:The definition of an oxymoron is that it joins contradictory terms. Your examples are only seemingly contradictory so not really oxymorons.