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contrary
used in Do You Speak American?

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on the contrary
Definition
an expression used to intensify denial of an idea
  • On the contrary, they are people who move right up into the strongest social positions.
    two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (73% in)

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  • In cities like Laredo it might appear that this is happening, but there is contrary evidence.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (78% in)

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