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  • I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted.

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  • While it may be said that the darker and uglier of these opposing conditions has usually carried the day, there must also be recorded in the name of truth a long chronicle in which decency and honor were at moments able to controvert the absolute dominion of the reigning evil, more often than not against rather large odds, whether in Poznan or Yazoo City.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Nobody controverted the prophetic gentleman’s opinion.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist

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