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contrary
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Hard Times
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  • There is some disparity in your respective years, but in your means and positions there is none; on the contrary, there is a great suitability.
  • On the contrary,’ returned Mr. Gradgrind.
  • ’It is of no moment,’ said he, ’whether this person is to be expected back at any time, or the contrary.
  • The jail might have been the infirmary, the infirmary might have been the jail, the town-hall might have been either, or both, or anything else, for anything that appeared to the contrary in the graces of their construction.
  • Stephen, whose way had been in the contrary direction, turned about, and betook himself as in duty bound, to the red brick castle of the giant Bounderby.
  • I may have praised her for being the contrary, and I should do it again, if I had as good reason.
  • However, the Coketowners were so patriotic after all, that they never had pitched their property into the Atlantic yet, but, on the contrary, had been kind enough to take mighty good care of it.
  • On the contrary, Tom Gradgrind, the more we say to-night, the better, I think.

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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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