contrary[ kon-trer-ee; for 5 also kuhn-trair-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF contrary
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTRARY
On the contrary, indeed, he appeared to joy immensely in Percival's way of life.
You've had contrary winds so far, but you've borne up against them.
We are, on the contrary, fumbling and wallowing about where the Greek pondered and philosophized.
On the contrary, gentlemen, I thought they were all looking at me.
I believe this, on the contrary, the strongest Government on earth.
But I hope you will convince as well them as me of the contrary.
On the contrary, he speedily inaugurated a new and brilliant era in finance.
Mr. Bright, contrary to all expectation, became President of the Board of Trade.
She freely acquaints him that he has nothing to expect from her contrary to her duty.
The contrary, I venture to think, is the point of view of most of us.
mid-14c., from Anglo-French contrarie, from Latin contrarius "opposite, opposed," from contra "against" (see contra).
As a noun from late 13c. Related: Contrarily; contrariwise.