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contrary
used in The Fountainhead

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
contrary to
Definition
in opposition to
  • It is contrary to every principle we have tried to teach you, contrary to all established precedents and traditions of Art.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (51% in)
  • It is contrary to every principle we have tried to teach you, contrary to all established precedents and traditions of Art.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (51% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
to the contrary
Definition
with an opposite or different effect; or something with an opposite or different effect
  • Mercy is superior to justice, the shallow-hearted to the contrary notwithstanding.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (84% in)
  • My socialistic theories to the contrary notwithstanding.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (20% in)

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  • And it's not that I have anything against you, quite the contrary, I think you're a great architect.
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (61% in)

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