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used in The Sunlight Dialogues

6 uses
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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."
  • It was true that the questions were of no importance, no interest, even; nevertheless, he felt there were things that weren't getting said, loopholes left open, problems of contradiction and confusion.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (48% in)
  • He'd come flying home as soon as he'd heard that she'd escaped, and he'd known from fifteen blocks away, by the glow in the sky, what it was he would find, though he'd fought belief until the image was there in front of him, past contradiction: the windows of his house were full of wheeling fire.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (58% in)
  • We appreciate the noble mystery of whirlwind-voiced Jehovah, all-powerful, all-knowing, as irresistible and unknowable as the universe itself, a God in whom, as in the universe itself, the ends meet and all seeming contradictions form an order, or so we prayerfully trust—an order merely too vast for human understanding.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (47% in)
  • As for Israel, the system failed because it had, built into it, a contradiction of the nature of man—an assertion that a man can renounce himself.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (79% in)
  • As the Supreme Court has stated in no uncertain terms, separate but equal is a logical contradiction.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (34% in)
  • The sun falls into contradiction with itself.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (75% in)

There are no more uses of "contradict" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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