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contrary
used in Night

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
on the contrary
Definition
an expression used to intensify denial of an idea
  • On the contrary, I felt very strong.
    Five (11% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
to the contrary
Definition
with an opposite or different effect; or something with an opposite or different effect
  • Who would have dared my anything to the contrary?
    Four (9% in)

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