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  • On the contrary, it seems to do you good, miss, judging from your appearance.
  • If he were to make a discovery to the contrary, he would be simply stunned—would never recover himself, most likely, except to gasp and die.
  • He did not seem at all disappointed; quite the contrary.
  • All the Dedlocks, in the direct male line, through a course of time during and beyond which the memory of man goeth not to the contrary, have had the gout.
  • On the contrary, I was so demure and used to seem so unconscious that sometimes I considered within myself while I was sitting at work whether I was not growing quite deceitful.
  • But the doomed young rebel (otherwise a mild youth, and very persevering), showing no sign of grace as he got older but, on the contrary, constructing a model of a power-loom, she was fain, with many tears, to mention his backslidings to the baronet.
  • But being contrary to the court’s expectation admitted, they immediately become unpopular and are considered to mean no good.
  • They have never given ME any vexation; quite the contrary.
  • Not that I complain, sir, of the eye of business being distrustful; quite the contrary.
  • On the contrary, my Lady prefers it.
  • But William Buffy somehow discovered, contrary to all expectation, that these were not the times when it could be done, and this was the first clear indication Sir Leicester Dedlock had conveyed to him that the country was going to pieces.
  • A most contrary circumstance it is, for I want certain information out of that girl, and she must be brought to reason somehow.
  • He knows of no direct bodily illness that he has; on the contrary, he believes that he has none.
  • I was far from being incurious or uninterested about the building; on the contrary, I often sat in this place wondering how the rooms ranged and whether any echo like a footstep really did resound at times, as the story said, upon the lonely Ghost’s Walk.
  • I felt obliged to confess that I knew nothing to the contrary but that Prince and I had agreed only that evening that we would like his opinion to be confirmed by some one.
  • They, on the contrary, are much obliged to him for the pleasure he has given them in his company; and so they part with many expressions of goodwill on both sides.
  • That party certainly did from that time apply himself to cutting in against me in a way that I will call sharp practice, and did make it, at every turn and point, extremely difficult for me to be sure that I hadn’t inadvertently led up to something contrary to Miss Summerson’s wishes.
  • I do know something of this lad, and in what I know of him, I can’t say that there’s any harm; perhaps on the contrary, constable."
  • After waiting for a moment to receive some assurance to the contrary, and not receiving any, Mr. Guppy proceeds, "If it had been Jarndyce and Jarndyce, I should have gone at once to your ladyship’s solicitor, Mr. Tulkinghorn, of the Fields.
  • "On the contrary," said Mr. Skimpole, "I am exactly the man to be placed in a superior position in such a case as that.
  • "Circumstances," pursued Mr. Guppy, "over which I had no control, but quite the contrary, weakened the impression of that image for a time.
  • ) I also want Ada to know that if I see her seldom just now, I am looking after her interests as well as my own—we two being in the same boat exactly—and that I hope she will not suppose from any flying rumours she may hear that I am at all light-headed or imprudent; on the contrary, I am always looking forward to the termination of the suit, and always planning in that direction.

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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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