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contrary
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The Awakening
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  • VII Mrs. Pontellier was not a woman given to confidences, a characteristic hitherto contrary to her nature.
  • On the contrary, during one period of my life religion took a firm hold upon me; after I was twelve and until-until—why, I suppose until now, though I never thought much about it—just driven along by habit.

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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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