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Without the adversative, the colon is to be preferred: "Prosperity showeth vice: adversity, virtue."
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
Another example is, "Only the star dazzles; the planet has a faint, moon-like ray" (adversative).
AN ENGLISH GRAMMARW. M. BASKERVILL AND J. W. SEWELL
They are sometimes adversative; sometimes they are simply cumulative.
THE GREATEST ENGLISH CLASSICCLELAND BOYD MCAFEE
The que here has a slight adversative force, as is often the case with et.
CATO MAIOR DE SENECTUTEMARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
But the conjunction is often omitted in copulative and adversative clauses, as in Sec.
AN ENGLISH GRAMMARW. M. BASKERVILL AND J. W. SEWELL
And if in volunteering him directions how to proceed, she had any purpose adversative to his, her note was without meaning.
They accordingly emphasize the adversative idea, and are properly Subordinate Adversative Clauses.
NEW LATIN GRAMMARCHARLES E. BENNETT
Then let him deliberately use the adversative but, and proceed to the discussion of B.

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