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contravene
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Jane Eyre
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  • I am sure you cannot long be content to pass your leisure in solitude, and to devote your working hours to a monotonous labour wholly void of stimulus: any more than I can be content," he added, with emphasis, "to live here buried in morass, pent in with mountains — my nature, that God gave me, contravened; my faculties, heaven-bestowed, paralysed — made useless.

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  • This heretical suggestion had been squelched because, as one of Cleburne’s fellow officers said, "its propositions contravene the principles on which we fight."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • You think you could get me to contravene proper authority because I expressed some little affection?’
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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