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    a contradiction in terms

    Her eyes were large and luminously black.

    Do you think this statement is a contradiction in terms?

    I would say so because how her eyes can still be luminous when it is black with all light absorbed.

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    Re: a contradiction in terms

    Possibly, but eyes are shiny not matt.

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