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  • v  take exception to

  • But no one could gainsay Mark McGwire.
  • Besides their goal of halting the attacks, the Lavender Panthers want to gainsay the popular notion that all homosexuals are "sissies, cowards and pansies" who will do nothing .
  • It would be hard for even Bush's most hateful opponents to gainsay such sentiments as "America will not pretend that jailed dissidents prefer their chains or that women welcome .
News & Articles

  • Internet.org, Facebook On Every Phone
    You'll recall that Facebook, Qualcomm et al have set up something called Internet.org. Dedicated to the idea of how we bring the internet to the next 5 billion people, those too poor to currently be able to gain access. I can't gainsay the basic idea, it sounds like a thoroughly good one to me. But it is possible to detect a certain amount of self-serving in the organisation's ideas. They've ...
    Sept. 17, 2013 - Forbes
  • Meena Alexander Reads Her Poem, 'Experimental Geography'
    Experimental Geography Everything about the railway station was erased, including the woman who was carrying a child with a patch of blood on his shirt. I became all at once an American. This is a sentence very hard to translate. One is singing. Two says: one flows. You cannot know how things go. No Prophecy. Who can gainsay a bird singing in a suitcase? She was seven and started praying as hard ...
    Sept. 16, 2013 - The Online NewsHour
  • Weekly Poem: 'Experimental Geography'
    By Meena Alexander Experimental Geography Everything about the railway station was erased, including the woman who was carrying a child with a patch of blood on his shirt. I became all at once an American. This is a sentence very hard to translate. One is singing. Two says: one flows. You cannot know how things go. No Prophecy. Who can gainsay a bird singing in a suitcase? She was seven and ...
    Sept. 16, 2013 - The Online NewsHour
Quotes

  • Larry Sabato in Times Online
    It's nothing but trouble for the courts when they gainsay big acts of the legislative branch. It would make Bush v Gore look like a Sunday afternoon picnic if the Supreme Court invalidated this healthcare Bill,said Professor Larry Sabato, of...

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