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contrary
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Oh no, quite the contrary,
  • And what if there can be no respect either, if on the contrary there is aversion, contempt, repulsion, what then?
  • On the contrary, as though to spite him, it throbbed more and more violently.
  • This was not because he was cowardly and abject, quite the contrary; but for some time past he had been in an overstrained irritable condition, verging on hypochondria.
  • Quite the contrary indeed.
  • Some, on the contrary.
  • And please don’t think I am doing you a service; quite the contrary, as soon as you came in, I saw how you could help me; to begin with, I am weak in spelling, and secondly, I am sometimes utterly adrift in German, so that I make it up as I go along for the most part.
  • On the contrary, you would have seen nothing, even if you had seen it.
  • It is quite the contrary, an observation apropos of the style occurred to me that is by no means irrelevant as things stand.
  • I heard, on the contrary, that this Philip hanged himself.
  • Oh no, quite the contrary, quite the contrary!
  • Quite the contrary!
  • She could give way and accept a great deal even of what was contrary to her convictions, but there was a certain barrier fixed by honesty, principle and the deepest convictions which nothing would induce her to cross.
  • Raskolnikov smiled sarcastically, Razumihin fidgeted, but Pyotr Petrovitch did not accept the reproof; on the contrary, at every word he became more persistent and irritable, as though he relished it.
  • Let me tell you on the contrary that you ought to show particular delicacy and consideration for us now, because we have thrown up everything, and have come here relying on you, and so we are in any case in a sense in your hands.
  • I think that’s all nonsense and there’s no need of softness; on the contrary, what’s wanted is protest.
  • On the contrary, you’ll have to answer, gentlemen, for violently obstructing the course of justice.
  • She felt herself, on the contrary, hardly worthy to look at Dounia.
  • But though I should like to be friends with you, I shan’t trouble myself to convince you of the contrary.
  • Oh, on the contrary!
  • And though I shall put you in prison and indeed have come—quite contrary to etiquette—to inform you of it beforehand, yet I tell you frankly, also contrary to etiquette, that it won’t be to my advantage.
  • On the contrary.
  • And though I shall put you in prison and indeed have come—quite contrary to etiquette—to inform you of it beforehand, yet I tell you frankly, also contrary to etiquette, that it won’t be to my advantage.
  • On the contrary, she had her own version of her son’s sudden departure; she told them with tears how he had come to say good-bye to her, hinting that she alone knew many mysterious and important facts, and that Rodya had many very powerful enemies, so that it was necessary for him to be in hiding.
  • Quite the contrary!" shouted Razumihin distressed.

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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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