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contrary
used in Wuthering Heights

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
on the contrary
Definition
in opposition to what was just said
  • 'On the contrary, a tiresomely active one.
    Chapter 7 (90% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • On the contrary, I shall have great pleasure in sending it to perdition to punish its Maker,' exclaimed the blasphemer.
    Chapter 9 (16% in)
  • Linton, on the contrary, displayed the true courage of a loyal and faithful soul: he trusted God; and God comforted him.
    Chapter 17 (81% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
to the contrary
Definition
with an opposite or different effect; or something with an opposite or different effect
  • 'You cannot deny that you entered my house of your own accord, in contempt of his injunctions to the contrary.
    Chapter 27 (77% in)

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • 'Contrary, then,' answered another, in deep but softened tones.
    Chapter 32 (22% in)
  • And if you flatter yourself that I don't perceive it, you are a fool; and if you think I can be consoled by sweet words, you are an idiot: and if you fancy I'll suffer unrevenged, I'll convince you of the contrary, in a very little while!
    Chapter 11 (37% in)
  • Shame at her scorn, and hope of her approval, were his first prompters to higher pursuits; and instead of guarding him from one and winning him to the other, his endeavours to raise himself had produced just the contrary result.
    Chapter 31 (70% in)

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