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to the con·tra·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrarily, to the contrary, contrariwise, on the contraryadverb

    contrary to expectations

    "he didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends"

    Synonyms:
    on the contrary, the other way around, contrariwise, vice versa, perversely, contrarily

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. to the contrary

    Synonyms:
    to an opposite purpose or intent, just the contrary

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  1. Octavio Paz:

    Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    Unfortunately there's a difference between what Russia says and what it does. And what we're seeing is no meaningful pullback, on the contrary, we continue to see forces, especially forces that would be in the vanguard of any renewed aggression against Ukraine, continuing to be at the border, to mass at the border.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Do not say things. What you are stands over you the while and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

  4. Frederick Brown:

    With all love and due respect to my brother, I just feel that he has been completely out of order. I believe that he has said things publicly that just were not biblical, i've watched him declare that the wrath of God was coming upon people that did not vote for Trump, and the wrath of God was coming on the people that rigged the election. All of these things, from my perspective, that is totally contrary to what we teach and what we preach in Christendom.

  5. Anthony Ghosn:

    Every day when he wakes up in the detention center, he can tell the prosecutor that he challenges the accusations against him, or on the contrary, he can confess and be released, for seven weeks, his decision has been quite clear. ... He will not give up.


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  • على العكس من ذلكArabic
  • ವಿರುದ್ಧವಾಗಿKannada
  • برعکسUrdu

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