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contrary
used in Measure for Measure

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to the contrary
Definition
with an opposite or different effect; or something with an opposite or different effect
  • ] 'Whatsoever you may hear to the contrary, let Claudio be executed by four of the clock; and, in the afternoon, Barnardine: for my better satisfaction, let me have Claudio's head sent me by five.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — A Room in the prison (57% in)

There are no more uses of "to the contrary" flagged with this meaning in Measure for Measure.

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  • Happily You something know; yet I believe there comes No countermand; no such example have we: Besides, upon the very siege of justice, Lord Angelo hath to the public ear Profess'd the contrary.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — A Room in the prison (48% in)

There are no more uses of "contrary" in Measure for Measure.

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