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contrary
used in Waiting for Godot

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a contrary idea
Definition
different (perhaps opposite or mutually exclusive)
  • One is supposed to have been saved and the other ... (he searches for the contrary of saved) ... damned.
    Act 1 (8% in)
contrary = opposite
There are no more uses of "contrary" flagged with this meaning in Waiting for Godot.

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2  —1 use as in:
on the contrary
Definition
an expression used to intensify denial of an idea
  • ESTRAGON: On the contrary.
    Act 2 (50% in)
on the contrary = an expression used to intensify denial of an idea
There are no more uses of "on the contrary" flagged with this meaning in Waiting for Godot.

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