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contradict
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  • "No," Mr. Badger called out like some one contradicting at a public meeting.
  • He observed us with a genial interest, but there seemed, if I may venture on such a contradiction, nothing selfish in it.
  • No, no, I won’t be contradicted, Esther dear!
  • Among his other contradictory decorations he had the hat of a bishop and the little gloves of a baby.
  • Not on his own account (I was again aware of that perplexing and extraordinary contradiction), but on ours, as if personal considerations were impossible with him and the contemplation of our happiness alone affected him.
  • "I was not going to contradict, Ma," returned Caddy.
  • These were perplexities and contradictions that I could not account for.
  • What is the use of your contradicting?
  • It would be contradictory for one in mademoiselle’s state of agreeable jocularity to foam at the mouth, otherwise a tigerish expansion thereabouts might look as if a very little more would make her do it.
  • The rooks, swinging in their lofty houses in the elm-tree avenue, seem to discuss the question of the occupancy of the carriage as it passes underneath, some agreeing that Sir Leicester and my Lady are come down, some arguing with malcontents who won’t admit it, now all consenting to consider the question disposed of, now all breaking out again in violent debate, incited by one obstinate and drowsy bird who will persist in putting in a last contradictory croak.
  • But I counted twenty-three gentlemen in wigs who said they were "in it," and none of them appeared to understand it much better than I. They chatted about it with the Lord Chancellor, and contradicted and explained among themselves, and some of them said it was this way, and some of them said it was that way, and some of them jocosely proposed to read huge volumes of affidavits, and there was more buzzing and laughing, and everybody concerned was in a state of idle entertainment, andů
  • I wonder the very paving-stones opposite our house can have the patience to stay there and be a witness of such inconsistencies and contradictions as all that sounding nonsense, and Ma’s management!"
  • "Don’t you contradict when there ain’t no occasion, and you won’t be took in that way.

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  • Does the sentence contradict the main claim of the essay?
  • Does the sentence contradict what is said in the previous paragraph?

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