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The Brothers Karamazov
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contradict
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Here the boundaries meet and all contradictions exist side by side.
  • Of course this was no great grievance to him: he would not have troubled to contradict a set of tradespeople.
  • For in those three questions the whole subsequent history of mankind is, as it were, brought together into one whole, and foretold, and in them are united all the unsolved historical contradictions of human nature.
  • There was not one in his favor, and some witnesses introduced new, almost crushing facts, in contradiction of his, Mitya’s, story.
  • Till that moment he had thought it discreet not to contradict Grushenka too flatly in spite of her snubbing, since he had something to get out of her.
  • Oh, I am not contradicting myself—the money may have existed.
  • Another contradicted this, and stated that he and his elder, Father Zossima, had broken into the monastery chest and "made tracks from the monastery."
  • I won’t attempt to conceal from you that it is highly individual and contradicts all the other evidence collected by the prosecution.
  • All this, you will remember, was put forward in a tone that brooked no contradiction.
  • It was impossible to make him contradict himself.
  • "Yes," said Alyosha, not wanting to contradict him.
  • There were contradictions in him, too: he was proud, but he was slavishly devoted to me, and yet all at once his eyes would flash and he’d refuse to agree with me; he’d argue, fly into a rage.
  • Because he was of the broad Karamazov character—that’s just what I am leading up to—capable of combining the most incongruous contradictions, and capable of the greatest heights and of the greatest depths.
  • I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidian mind of man, that in the world’s finale, at the moment of eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, of all…
  • I will not touch on it either, but will only venture to observe that if a lofty and high-principled person, such as that highly respected young lady unquestionably is, if such a person, I say, allows herself suddenly in court to contradict her first statement, with the obvious motive of ruining the prisoner, it is clear that this evidence has been given not impartially, not coolly.
  • Am I to understand that you only agreed with her from compassion for her invalid state, because you didn’t want to irritate her by contradiction?"
  • You contradict yourself!" said Ivan, pondering.
  • Mitya hurriedly pulled out a piece of paper from his pocket and read: " ’In order to determine this question, it is above all essential to put one’s personality in contradiction to one’s reality.’

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