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Nature is always consistent, though she feigns to contravene her own laws.

All who contravene these orders will be tried by court-martial.

Arsinoe did not contravene the arrangements of the two women.

The only prescription is that it shall not contravene the provisions of the proclamation.

Going to bed early does not contravene or anticipate the difficulty.

Here they were of course, but how was it possible to contravene the orders of Jan?

Nor does it contravene the general assertion here made, that we act by opposing one natural force to another.

But do not the turnpikes, or fall-stops, with which these rivers are thickset, contravene also the rights of nature?

Though they will freely risk their lives to steal, they will not contravene the wild rule of the desert.

But among these invalided articles were a few whose condition accidentally revealed attempts to contravene the postal laws.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French contravenir "to transgress, decline, depart," from Late Latin contravenire "to come against," in Medieval Latin "to transgress," from Latin contra "against" (see contra) + venire "to come" (see venue). Related: Contravened; contravening.

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