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contrary
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Contrary to my usual policy, I have become a publicity hound.
  • Contrary to a business firm, the State Science Institute had no trouble in obtaining funds for the Project.
  • She stared in astonishment at a paragraph in a syndicated column from New York, which stated over emphatically that Mr. James Taggart wished it to be known that his sister had died in an airplane crash, any unpatriotic rumors to the contrary notwithstanding.
  • They proclaim that every man born is entitled to exist without labor and, the laws of reality to the contrary notwithstanding, is entitled to receive his ’minimum sustenance’-his food, his clothes, his shelter-with no effort on his part, as his due and his birthright.
  • I think it’s contrary to the intent of the Anti-dog-cat-dog Rule," he said angrily.

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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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