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  • ’I am a lone lorn creetur’,’ were Mrs. Gummidge’s words, when that unpleasant occurrence took place, ’and everythink goes contrary with me.’
  • My mother, contrary to her usual habit, instead of coming to the elbow-chair by the fire, remained at the other end of the room, and sat singing to herself.
  • On the contrary, I thought he seemed the fresher for it.
  • At last she shed tears on that subject, and said again that she was ’a lone lorn creetur’ and everythink went contrary with her’.
  • I know that I am a lone lorn creetur’, and not only that everythink goes contrary with me, but that I go contrary with everybody.
  • On the contrary, I seem to have walked along a path of flowers as far as the crocodile-book, and to have been cheered by the gentleness of my mother’s voice and manner all the way.
  • I know that I am a lone lorn creetur’, and not only that everythink goes contrary with me, but that I go contrary with everybody.
  • My troubles has made me contrary.
  • I feel my troubles, and they make me contrary.
  • I am a lone lorn creetur’, and had much better not make myself contrary here.
  • If thinks must go contrary with me, and I must go contrary myself, let me go contrary in my parish.
  • If thinks must go contrary with me, and I must go contrary myself, let me go contrary in my parish.
  • If thinks must go contrary with me, and I must go contrary myself, let me go contrary in my parish.
  • Contrary ways, please God!’ cried Peggotty, with great animation.
  • ’I’m a lone lorn creetur’ myself, and everythink that reminds me of creetur’s that ain’t lone and lorn, goes contrary with me.’
  • You don’t feel like me, Dan’l; thinks don’t go contrary with you, nor you with them; you had better do it yourself.’
  • Quite the contrary, my love.’
  • On the contrary, a large majority of the boys (especially the smaller ones) were visited with similar instances of notice, as Mr. Creakle made the round of the schoolroom.
  • ’I feel it more than anybody else,’ said Mrs. Gummidge; ’I’m a lone lorn creetur’, and she used to be a’most the only thing that didn’t go contrary with me.’
  • Nothing but the serious assurance of his friend Copperfield to the contrary, he observed, could deprive him of the impression that his friend Copperfield loved and was beloved.
  • On the contrary, Mr. Copperfield used — or I am much mistaken — to have a great admiration for her.’
  • Thinks go too contrary with me.
  • How could I expect to be wanted, being so lone and lorn, and so contrary!’
  • When we had engaged this domicile, I bought some cold meat at an eating-house, and took my fellow-travellers home to tea; a proceeding, I regret to state, which did not meet with Mrs. Crupp’s approval, but quite the contrary.
  • On the contrary, my love,’ said I, referring to my watch, ’it’s a few minutes too slow.’
  • For anything that I can perceive to the contrary, it is still probable that my children may be reduced to seek a livelihood by personal contortion, while Mrs. Micawber abets their unnatural feats by playing the barrel-organ.’

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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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