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contradict
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

13 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."
  • Well, never mind that, neighbor Caderousse; it is not worth while to contradict me for such a trifle as that.
    Chapters 5-6 (16% in)
  • My story will be accepted, for there is no one left to contradict me.
    Chapters 22-23 (28% in)
  • But as if to contradict his statement, at that instant a violent clap of thunder seemed to shake the house to its very foundation, while a sudden gust of wind, mingled with rain, extinguished the lamp he held in his hand.
    Chapters 45-46 (7% in)
  • "In the meanwhile," continued the magistrate, "our codes are in full force, with all their contradictory enactments derived from Gallic customs, Roman laws, and Frank usages; the knowledge of all which, you will agree, is not to be acquired without extended labor; it needs tedious study to acquire this knowledge, and, when acquired, a strong power of brain to retain it."
    Chapters 47-48 (72% in)
  • Barrois acknowledged no master but Noirtier, and never allowed his desires in any way to be contradicted.
    Chapters 57-58 (99% in)
  • Debray rose, smiling, and was about to contradict the baroness upon this latter point, when the door opened suddenly.
    Chapters 65-66 (12% in)
  • My dear Beauchamp, I wish you to contradict this statement.
    Chapters 77-78 (91% in)
  • I repeat that I am determined to have the announcement of yesterday contradicted.
    Chapters 77-78 (92% in)
  • No; but the connection will be seen by others, and therefore I will have the article contradicted.
    Chapters 77-78 (93% in)
  • You insist on my contradicting the article relating to General Fernand, an article with which, I assure you on my word of honor, I had nothing whatever to do?
    Chapters 77-78 (95% in)
  • The article was not inserted by me—I was not even aware of it; but you have, by the step you have taken, called my attention to the paragraph in question, and it will remain until it shall be either contradicted or confirmed by some one who has a right to do so.
    Chapters 77-78 (96% in)
  • Her eyes, however, betrayed that perfect confidence which contradicted the girlish simplicity of this modest attire.
    Chapters 95-96 (75% in)
  • And this is the more strange, since the least contradiction keeps him awake all night.
    Chapters 103-104 (49% in)

There are no more uses of "contradict" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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