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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

5 uses
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in various senses, including:
  • to say something is not true — as in "She contradicted his testimony."
  • to say something else is true when both can't be true — as in "I don't believe her. She contradicted herself as she told us what happened."
  • to be in conflict with — as in "Her assertions contradict accepted scientific principles."
  • It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant.
    p. 271.8
contradicted = disagreed with
  • "There's some folks who don't eat like us," she whispered fiercely, "but you ain't called on to contradict 'em at the table when they don't."
    p. 32.9
  • contradict = disagree with
  • Until it happened I did not realize that Jem was offended by my contradicting him on Hot Steams, and that he was patiently awaiting an opportunity to reward me.
    p. 49.8
  • contradicting = disagreeing
  • Don't you contradict me!
    p. 135.4
  • contradict = disagree with
  • Don't like to contradict you, Mr. Finch— wasn't crazy, mean as hell.
    p. 360.9
contradict = disagree with
There are no more uses of "contradict" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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