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contradict
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

7 uses
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Definition
disagree
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."
  • Do I contradict myself?
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (70% in)
  • Contradiction.
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (70% in)
  • Very well then, I contradict myself.
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (70% in)
  • —That is oratory, the professor said uncontradicted.
    Episode 7 — Aeolus (82% in)
  • ...of applause and hisses, having espoused the negative the vocalist chairman brought the discussion to a close, in response to repeated requests and hearty plaudits from all parts of a bumper house, by a remarkably noteworthy rendering of the immortal Thomas Osborne Davis' evergreen verses (happily too familiar to need recalling here) A nation once again in the execution of which the veteran patriot champion may be said without fear of contradiction to have fairly excelled himself.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (48% in)
  • Yet Eve and the serpent contradicts.
    Episode 15 — Circe (51% in)
  • ...not to see us in her trap with Friery the solicitor we werent grand enough till I gave her 2 damn fine cracks across the ear for herself take that now for answering me like that and that for your impudence she had me that exasperated of course contradicting I was badtempered too because how was it there was a weed in the tea or I didnt sleep the night before cheese I ate was it and I told her over and over again not to leave knives crossed like that because she has nobody to command...
    Episode 18 — Penelope (67% in)

There are no more uses of "contradict" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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