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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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contrary
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • Then on Saturday, unless you hear to the contrary, we shall meet at the 10:30 train from Paddington.
  • On the contrary, I have been to Devonshire.
  • On the contrary, the evidence is that he avoided the moor.
  • On the contrary, I think we are particularly hot upon the trail, Sir Henry.
  • On the contrary, I have half a sovereign for you if you will give me a clear answer to my questions.
  • I had seen enough of the contrary nature of the old sinner to understand that any strong sign of interest would be the surest way to stop his confidences.

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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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