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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTRADICT

The coward would not have the courage to contradict her, but he would know if he were lying!

"My dear, I am not contradicting; I am not well enough to contradict," panted poor Jenkins.

Yet Shakspere will not contradict history, even in its silence.

She was so determined to be well, that her body dared not contradict her mind.

If you like to say Dolly began it, my dear, I shall not contradict you.

It's not true—I know it's not true, and I want them to be able to contradict such a story.

For he is compelled to contradict himself as soon as he makes the attempt.

But can we contradict one another, said Dionysodorus, when both of us are describing the same thing?

"Which would be that we were to 'bout ship and home again," says he; and that I did not contradict.

His wife did not contradict his assertion, but she made one of her own.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "speak against," also "assert the contrary" (1580s), from Latin contradictus, past participle of contradicere (see contradiction). Related: Contradicted; contradicting; contradictive.

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