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contrary
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on the contrary
Definition
an expression used to intensify denial of an idea
  • On the contrary, for fear of being unjust to her, he did his duty with exemplary zeal, and recognised that she was a faithful and affectionate child.
    Chapter 2 (91% in)
  • This question was not reassuring; it seemed to Catherine, on the contrary, to suggest possibilities which made her feel sick.
    Chapter 11 (95% in)
  • On the contrary, I wish to make her live and be happy.
    Chapter 19 (31% in)
  • It was not that she was glad of his embarrassment; on the contrary, it excited all her own liabilities of this kind, and gave her great pain.
    Chapter 35 (43% in)

There are no more uses of "on the contrary" flagged with this meaning in Washington Square.

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  • It is very possible that his motives are pure; I should be very sorry to take the contrary for granted.
    Chapter 6 (96% in)

There are no more uses of "contrary" in Washington Square.

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