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.