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contrary
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  • On the contrary, for fear of being unjust to her, he did his duty with exemplary zeal, and recognised that she was a faithful and affectionate child.
  • It is very possible that his motives are pure; I should be very sorry to take the contrary for granted.
  • This question was not reassuring; it seemed to Catherine, on the contrary, to suggest possibilities which made her feel sick.
  • On the contrary, I wish to make her live and be happy.
  • It was not that she was glad of his embarrassment; on the contrary, it excited all her own liabilities of this kind, and gave her great pain.

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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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