dichotomy

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Division of one thing into two parts, normally differing or opposing; the state of being two-fold, having two different components. People can discuss the dichotomy of body and soul, men and women, or eastern and western culture.

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There was a strong dichotomy between what he wanted and what he knew was good for him, but he still ate the second cupcake anyway.
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Gender is not so much a strict dichotomy between male and female, but rather it is a spectrum that is fluid and every changing.
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The contract had to be rewritten because one party insisted the contract was adequate but the other party brought up several objections, and they could not resolve the dichotomy of opinion.
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Never Permit a Dichotomy to Rule Your Life
"Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time."
- Unknown


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