Please help me to use the following oxymorons in sentences to illustrate their meaning:a cruel kindness and fiercely peacefull, a human robot.thank you very much!!!!!!!

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cburr eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think "tough love" is the basic idea of cruel kindness -- making someone do something really hard which is for their own good.  So, for example, you could say:

The drill sergeant forced them to run every day until they dropped, so they could build the stamina they would need in combat. 

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Fiercely peaceful brings to mind Gandhi and Martin Luther King, who were fiercely committed to non-violent protest.  An example sentence might be:

The protesters were fiercely peaceful, holding their ground despite being sprayed with water hoses and showered with tear gas.  

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A human robot would be a real person whose behavior is robotic.  For example:

In the early days of assembly lines, human robots did exactly the same small task over and over again for hours on end.

ms-mcgregor eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In the short story, "The Necklace", Madame Forriester's loan of the necklace proved to be a cruel kindness because she never told Madame Loisel it was fake. When Madame Loisel lost the necklace, she assumed it was real and put herself in debt to pay for a "fake" piece of jewelry.

2. Henry David Thoreau was a fiercely peaceful man, going to jail rather than have his taxes pay for a war for which he did not agree.

3. Bartelby was supposed to be a human robot, cranking out copies of perfect manuscripts day in and day out.