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contrary
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a contrary personality
Definition
disagreeable — typically in reference to someone's personality
  • She'd have spent the rest of her life on it and died without so much agony, but she was too contrary-
    p. 147.9
contrary = disagreeable
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2  —1 use as in:
to the contrary
Definition
with an opposite or different effect; or something with an opposite or different effect
  • Atticus, let's get on with these proceedings, and let the record show that the witness has not been sassed, her views to the contrary.
    p. 243.9
to the contrary = with a different opinion
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