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contrary
used in Henry VIII

3 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a contrary idea
Definition
different (perhaps opposite or mutually exclusive)
  • A loyal and obedient subject is
    Therein illustrate: The honour of it
    Does pay the act of it, as i' the contrary,
    The foulness is the punishment.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (40% in)
contrary = opposite

(editor's note:  BookCaps Study Guides translates this as:  "A loyal and obedient subject: the reward of loyalty is the honor of being loyal; and equally, being disloyal is punishment in itself.")
There are no more uses of "contrary" flagged with this meaning in Henry VIII.

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2  —1 use as in:
on the contrary
Definition
an expression used to intensify denial of an idea
  • The King's attorney on the contrary urged on the examinations, proofs, confessions of...
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Westminster. A street (11% in)
on the contrary = an expression used to intensify denial of an idea
There are no more uses of "on the contrary" flagged with this meaning in Henry VIII.

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3  —1 use as in:
to the contrary
Definition
with an opposite or different effect; or something with an opposite or different effect
  • ...If they shall chance,
    In charging you with matters, to commit you,
    The best persuasions to the contrary
    Fail not to use, and with what vehemency
    The occasion shall instruct you.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A gallery in the palace (83% in)
to the contrary = with an opposite or different effect
There are no more uses of "to the contrary" flagged with this meaning in Henry VIII.

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