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contrary
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The House of Mirth
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  • "I thought, on the contrary," he returned lightly, "that I had been the means of proving they were more important to you than anything else."
  • The rise of her blood as their eyes met was succeeded by a contrary motion, a wave of resistance and withdrawal.
  • Miss Bart, on the contrary, borne forward on the wave of her buoyant grace, and neither shrinking from her friends nor appearing to lie in wait for them, gave to the encounter the touch of naturalness which she could impart to the most strained situations.

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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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