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This riddle contains four

The first two are nearly the same for which you most likely have the first

and because of this you must have the second.

The last two are paradoxical opposites for if you have the third

you have and don't have need of the fourth.

If you have the third, well then you certainly have the first two.

If you have the fourth you want the first, or at least the second.

What are we?

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This riddle contains four

The first two are nearly the same for which you most likely have the first

and because of this you must have the second.

The last two are paradoxical opposites for if you have the third

you have and don't have need of the fourth.

If you have the third, well then you certainly have the first two.

If you have the fourth you want the first, or at least the second.

What are we?

colours...? (red, yellow, blue, green)....?

either i've given this answer before, or i'm running out of ideas.....

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a ride to school

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I thought about this through all of Rubber Soul and half of Sgt. Pepper, and got nothing.

Then I started going through people's guesses... EDM mentioned "school," and then I thought:

paper with writing on it

blank paper

pencil

eraser

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This riddle contains four

The first two are nearly the same for which you most likely have the first

and because of this you must have the second.

The last two are paradoxical opposites for if you have the third

you have and don't have need of the fourth.

If you have the third, well then you certainly have the first two.

If you have the fourth you want the first, or at least the second.

What are we?

bases? As in baseball, 4th base being home?

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bases? As in baseball, 4th base being home?

rr...nevermind. that's what I get for thinking in the middle of the night...

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nothing yet, to clarify the parodox

the third could be considered the opposite of the fourth. The third also has a need and simultaneously doesn't have a need for the fourth.

i hope this isn't misleading :/

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still perplexed

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fractions of a circle? (like 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1)???

or it could be....

angles (90, 180, 270, 360)....???

it's a long shot.......

Edited by EDM
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nothing yet, to clarify the parodox

the third could be considered the opposite of the fourth. The third also has a need and simultaneously doesn't have a need for the fourth.

i hope this isn't misleading :/

Pencils are opposite of erasers, and if you have a pencil you simultaneously have and don't need an eraser!

?

present

future

past

3/2

6/4

2

1/2

or maybe units of money, like quarters and other coins?

It's the opposite thing that kills... how many opposites encompass its partner like this? An opposite that both contains its partner and renders it useless?

"The last two are paradoxical opposites for if you have the third

you have and don't have need of the fourth."

Are the two lines I've focused on most (because without them, there'd be plenty of answers to the riddle), and I've thought up next to nothing...

Edited by DarthNoob
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ENTRANCE

EXIT

NO REASON TO GO

NO REASON TO STAY.

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stages of life..? {child, teenaged, adult, senior (elderly) } ????

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scuba diving equipment

oxygen tank

life after being underwater for a long time

lack of air

I told you it was a crazy answer.

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This riddle contains four

The first two are nearly the same for which you most likely have the first

and because of this you must have the second.

The last two are paradoxical opposites for if you have the third

you have and don't have need of the fourth.

If you have the third, well then you certainly have the first two.

If you have the fourth you want the first, or at least the second.

What are we?

(1)Paid vacation time

(2)vacation time

(3)vacation

(4)a place to go

If you have VAC time @ work, it's most likely paid. If you have paid VAC time, then you definitely have the VAC time anyway.

If you have a vacation, you have a place to go already, and no longer need a place to go.

If you have a place to go, you want paid leave/VAC time, or at least VAC time/time off.

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?

present

future

past

3/2

6/4

2

1/2

or maybe units of money, like quarters and other coins?

It's the opposite thing that kills... how many opposites encompass its partner like this? An opposite that both contains its partner and renders it useless?

"The last two are paradoxical opposites for if you have the third

you have and don't have need of the fourth."

Are the two lines I've focused on most (because without them, there'd be plenty of answers to the riddle), and I've thought up next to nothing...

Pencils are opposite of erasers, and if you have a pencil you simultaneously have and don't need an eraser!

My bad, i left out the word "need" in my clarification.

"The last two are parodoxical opposites for if you have the third you have need and don't have need of the fourth."

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Great guesses so far, still not the correct ones though.

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This riddle contains four

The first two are nearly the same for which you most likely have the first

and because of this you must have the second.

The last two are paradoxical opposites for if you have the third

you have and don't have need of the fourth.

If you have the third, well then you certainly have the first two.

If you have the fourth you want the first, or at least the second.

What are we?

lines??? (l, L, a triangle, and a square...)

running out of options........

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no.

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My bad, i left out the word "need" in my clarification.

"The last two are parodoxical opposites for if you have the third you have need and don't have need of the fourth."

Uh.... huh? That just confuses me more =(

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sorry

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Did i make it more confusing?

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This riddle contains four

The first two are nearly the same for which you most likely have the first

and because of this you must have the second.

The last two are paradoxical opposites for if you have the third

you have and don't have need of the fourth.

If you have the third, well then you certainly have the first two.

If you have the fourth you want the first, or at least the second.

What are we?

In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a space

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

dimension

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no.

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no.

Ah Shucks~!

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my apologies

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is it like couples? (they meet, they start dating, they get married, they divorce)???

I am not happy giving this answer 'coz it's wrong!

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