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Great Expectations
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  • But she did not; on the contrary, she seemed to prefer my being ignorant.
  • "Lord bless the boy!" exclaimed my sister, as if she didn’t quite mean that but rather the contrary.
  • If on the contrary you mean to say—
  • I acquiesced, of course, knowing nothing to the contrary.
  • On the contrary, I saw him next moment, once more holding out both his hands to me.
  • On the contrary, it would have been better, for his preservation would then have naturally and tenderly addressed my heart.
  • "On the contrary," said he, "I thank you, for though we are strictly in our private and personal capacity, still it may be mentioned that there are Newgate cobwebs about, and it brushes them away."
  • I was aware that Mr. Wopsle had not succeeded in reviving the Drama, but, on the contrary, had rather partaken of its decline.

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  • We will not allow members to act contrary to our code of ethics.
  • What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

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