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contrary
used in The Awakening

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
contrary to
Definition
in opposition to
  • VII Mrs. Pontellier was not a woman given to confidences, a characteristic hitherto contrary to her nature.
    Chapter 7 (1% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
on the contrary
Definition
an expression used to intensify denial of an idea
  • On the contrary, during one period of my life religion took a firm hold upon me; after I was twelve and until-until—why, I suppose until now, though I never thought much about it—just driven along by habit.
    Chapter 7 (53% in)

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