Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


And yet, I said, if friendship goes by contraries, the contraries must be friends.

He was an impulsive young man, and sometimes he made up his mind by contraries.

Poor Mrs. Elton laid no claim to the contraries of these epithets.

Moreover, if these were contraries, they would themselves be contrary to themselves.

Action and affection both admit of contraries and also of variation of degree.

So it is with all other contraries falling under the category of quality.

If one of two contraries is a quality, the other will also be a quality.

Health and disease are contraries: neither of them is true or false.

Then, in sooth, by the rule of contraries, a fall should presage humility's reward.

The intellectual vices are the opposites or the contraries of these.