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  • n  a relation of direct opposition
  • n  exact opposition
    public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty
  • n  a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
  • s  very opposed in nature or character or purpose
    acts contrary to our code of ethics
    the facts point to a contrary conclusion
  • s  of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false
    `hot' and `cold' are contrary terms
  • s  resistant to guidance or discipline
    Mary Mary quite contrary
  • s  in an opposing direction
    a contrary wind

  • Levitt and his co-author Stephen Dubner argued, to the contrary, that "broken windows" was an illusion and that other factors, like the demographic changes brought about by the .
  • So it came as a surprise last week when a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that, contrary to earlier beliefs, taking fish-oil supplements .
  • All those descriptions are obviously contrary to the facts, belittling ourselves and confusing the national identity.
News & Articles

  • Corrections
    • Contrary to the local angle information that accompanied the May 31 front-page story "Provocative priest Andrew Greeley, a part-time Tucsonan, dies at 85," Greeley did not spend part of his winters, including last winter, in Tucson after his 2008 accident. In addition, Greeley died May 29. Memorial information accompanying a guest column Wednesday on A11 included the wrong date.
    June 13, 2013 - Arizona Daily Star
  • Corrections
    • Contrary to the local angle information that accompanied the May 31 front-page story "Provocative priest Andrew Greeley, a part-time Tucsonan, dies at 85," Greeley did not spend part of his winters, including last winter, in Tucson after his 2008 accident. In addition, Greeley died May 29. Memorial information accompanying a guest column Wednesday on A11 included the wrong date.
    June 13, 2013 - Arizona Daily Star
  • Yasiel Puig Injury: Updates on Dodgers Star's Shoulder
    Contrary to popular belief, Yasiel Puig is not a cyborg.  According to the Los Angeles Dodgers ' official Twitter account, the 22-year-old burgeoning superstar is missing Wednesday night's matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an injured shoulder: It's not clear how serious the injury is, but this is the last thing the last-place Dodgers need right now.  After barreling through the ...
    June 13, 2013 - Bleacher Report
Quotes

  • Paul Wolfowitz in Reuters UK
    I respectfully submit, to criticize my actions or to find them as a basis for a loss of confidence would be grossly unfair and would be contrary to the evidence we have presented to you,Wolfowitz said in a statement to the board.
  • Gilbert Arenas in Washington Post
    In a statement released with his attorney, Kenneth L. Wainstein, Arenas described his handling of the weapons as "a misguided effort to play a joke on a teammate. Contrary to some news accounts, I never threatened or assaulted anyone with the guns...
  • President Bush in Forbes
    Nothing has changed in this NIE that says, `OK, why don't we just stop worrying about it?' Quite the contrary. I think the NIE makes it clear that Iran needs to be taken seriously as a threat to peace,Bush said. "My opinion hasn't...

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