Ginny did not seem at all upset about the breakup with Dean; on the contrary, she was the life and soul of the team.
This did not seem to discompose him; on the contrary, he looked rather amused.
He supposed he had been pleasant in his way, but he had also seemed vain and, whatever he said to the contrary, much too surprised that a Muggle-born should make a good witch.
Harry saw Malfoy lean close to Nott and whisper something; both of them sniggered, but Slughorn showed no dismay; on the contrary, he beamed and looked from Hermione to Harry, who was sitting next to her.
His face was transfigured: There was a wild happiness upon it, yet for some reason it did not make him better looking; on the contrary, his finely carved features seemed somehow rougher, his expression almost bestial.
Harry had wondered whether Dumbledore would return from wherever he had been in time for Monday night’s lesson, but having had no word to the contrary, he presented himself outside Dumbledore’s office at eight o’clock, knocked, and was told to enter.
On the contrary, Dumbledore, I want it very much.
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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.