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  • On the contrary, I think a young man might be very safely recommended to take Mr. Elton as a model.
  • Contrary to the usual course of things, Mr. Elton’s wanting to pay his addresses to her had sunk him in her opinion.
  • On the contrary, her plans and proceedings were more and more justified and endeared to her by the general appearances of the next few days.
  • We know, on the contrary, that he has so much of both, that he is glad to get rid of them at the idlest haunts in the kingdom.
  • I think, on the contrary, when people shut themselves up entirely from society, it is a very bad thing; and that it is much more advisable to mix in the world in a proper degree, without living in it either too much or too little.
  • She was obliged, in spite of her previous determination to the contrary, to do it all the justice that Mrs. Weston foretold.
  • I have been acting contrary to all my sense of right; and the fortunate turn that every thing has taken, and the kindness I am now receiving, is what my conscience tells me ought not to be.’
  • She saw, that in persuading herself, in fancying, in acting to the contrary, she had been entirely under a delusion, totally ignorant of her own heart—and, in short, that she had never really cared for Frank Churchill at all!

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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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