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contradict
used in Oryx and Crake

3 uses
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Definition
disagree
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."
  • Best not to contradict them, but he can't let them continue in a belief that he can fly: sooner or later they might expect him to demonstrate.
    p. 362.1
  • There were at least three layers of contradictory make-believe, one on top of the other.
    p. 90.9
  • Now even when he's caught in a minor contradiction he can make it stick, because these people trust him.
    p. 96.8

There are no more uses of "contradict" in Oryx and Crake.

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