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contradict
used in The Fountainhead

21 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."
  • Her body, sagging limply from her shoulders, contradicted the inflexible precision of the legs; the cold austerity of her face contradicted the pose of her body.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (31% in)
  • Her body, sagging limply from her shoulders, contradicted the inflexible precision of the legs; the cold austerity of her face contradicted the pose of her body.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (32% in)
  • If this sounds like a contradiction, it is not a proof of bad logic, but of a higher logic, the dialectics of all life and art.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (93% in)
  • He added: "I wanted you to know that I did it, so there won't be any tactical contradictions.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (91% in)
  • They are vicious and futile—since they contradict the first cosmic law—the basic equality of all men.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (12% in)
  • He did not mind that this made him the equal of every pickpocket in the crowd gathered to celebrate his building tonight; it occurred to him dimly—and left him undisturbed, even though it contradicted the passionate quest for superiority that had driven him all his life.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (13% in)
  • The contradiction did not matter; he was not thinking of tonight nor of the crowd; he was thinking of a man who had not been there tonight.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (13% in)
  • Toohey proved that the Stoddard Temple contradicted every brick, stone and precept of history.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (61% in)
  • It contradicts the elementary principles of composition.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (76% in)
  • The flowing life which comes from the sense of order in chaos, or, if you prefer, from unity in diversity, as well as vice versa, which is the realization of the contradiction inherent in architecture, is here absolutely absent.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (83% in)
  • Her movements were awkward and contradictory, like an adolescent's: she had lost the habit of moving with assurance, and yet, at times, a gesture, a jerk of her head, would show a dry, overbearing impatience which she was beginning to develop.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (26% in)
  • His decision contradicted every rule he had laid down for his career.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (58% in)
  • Scarret frowned; he did not like the sight of Wynand being unable to control an emotion; it contradicted everything he knew of Wynand; it gave Scarret a funny feeling of apprehension, like the sight of a tiny crack in a solid wall; the crack could not possibly endanger the wall—except that it had no business being there.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (86% in)
  • He had felt that there was some story behind the statue and he became certain of it now, by something in her face, a tightening that contradicted, for a second, the trim indifference of her self-control.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (3% in)
  • They change, they deny, they contradict—and they call it growth.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (18% in)
  • And you contradict yourself.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (26% in)
  • It contradicts everything I've done, it contradicts so much more than I can tell you—it's a sort of catastrophe for me, a turning point—don't ask me why—it will take me years to understand—I know only that this is what I owe you.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (62% in)
  • It contradicts everything I've done, it contradicts so much more than I can tell you—it's a sort of catastrophe for me, a turning point—don't ask me why—it will take me years to understand—I know only that this is what I owe you.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (62% in)
  • I believe this contradicts what I remember of your professional convictions.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (28% in)
  • "It's not a contradiction," Mitchell Layton drawled contemptuously.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (21% in)
  • Translated into language, Homer Slottern's attitude consisted of two parts, they were contradictory parts, but this did not trouble him, since they remained untranslated in his mind.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (43% in)

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