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contrary
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a contrary idea
Definition
different (perhaps opposite or mutually exclusive)
  • Early the next morning a contrary breeze came whistling along the river.
    p. 26.0
contrary = opposite
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2  —1 use as in:
a contrary personality
Definition
disagreeable — typically in reference to someone's personality
  • She's contrary as a very witch herself.
    p. 249.0
contrary = disagreeable
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