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au contraire -- (French)
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War and Peace
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  • "Mais, ma bonne amie," said Prince Andrew, "vous devriez au contraire m’etre reconnaissante de ce que j’explique a Pierre votre intimite avec ce jeune homme."

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  • Many wrote New Orleans off after the Hurricane, but au contraire.
  • The French apparently never got the memo that the Internet is a borderless network where national law can’t be effectively applied. Au contraire: on Monday a Paris court ordered eBay to pay $63 million in damages to units of the Paris-based luxury goods mammoth LVMH, after agreeing that the site had facilitated the sale of counterfeit versions of its high-end products, particularly Louis Vuitton luggage.
    Bruce Crumley  --  Time, "France Fines eBay over Fake Vuitton", 6/30/08

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