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  • His eyes were black too, but had nothing of fierce or insolent; on the contrary, a certain melancholy swimmingness, that described hopeless love rather than a natural amorous languish. The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1
  • On the contrary; it's perfectly logical and defensible. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the countryside, on the contrary, more hands were needed to work the fields in grain-growing regions, and males contracted marriages at younger ages to increase the rural labour supply.
  • Frogs were not symbols of death but, on the contrary, of rebirth and renewal, because of its remarkable metamorphosis of egg into tadpole and from tadpole into frog.
  • He is not magnetic but on the contrary cold and austere.
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  • On the contrary, they are among the most tractable of dogs.
  • On the contrary, there is a vast shadow of melancholy, a painful sadness, doubt and cross-purpose, boldness at one moment and timidity at the next, a longing for solitude. Half a Rogue
  • On the contrary, the opposite view is intellectually more compelling.
  • On the contrary, people on the left and on the right are equally forceful in decrying self-centered individualism, consumerism, new pressures on the family, and the decline of community. Why the Culture War Is the Wrong War
  • On the contrary, they ask us to face them head on with courage, humour and fortitude. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, its suffering appears merely to have redoubled its determination to resist. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, it should be to rekindle and harness the ambition of the Victorians for a more tolerant and enlightened age. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, a given boundary may entail a combination of spatial, technical and social elements in different mixes.
  • The Spirit, however, in fastening this truth upon the conscience, does not extinguish, but, on the contrary, does consummate and intensify, the sense of all other sins. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • If, however, we include in the term morality the transitory display of certain qualities such as abnegation, self-sacrifice, disinterestedness, devotion, and the need of equity, we may say, on the contrary, that crowds may exhibit at times a very lofty morality. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
  • _On the contrary, _ The Philosopher says (Ethic. ii, 6; v, 4) that the mean of justice is to be taken according to "arithmetical" proportion, so that it is the real mean. Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province
  • Whereas in times when there was some order and government the travellers might be safe in the open roads, and the robbers were forced to lurk in the by-ways, no, on the contrary, the robbers insulted on the open roads without check, and the honest travellers were obliged to sculk and walk through by-ways, in continual frights. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)
  • The one was a strict observer of the laws of propriety and an almost exclusive frequenter of fashionable society; the other, on the contrary, had an unmitigated scorn for the so - called proprieties and so-called good society. Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician
  • On the contrary, it tends to treat them all with a headmistressy disdain. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, he insists, it is fulfilling an unmet need for brands and male consumers. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, the king should respect God and keep his commandments.
  • On the contrary, it turns to thoughts of sulphur tablets and camomile tea and other sickly or disagreeable circumventions of the "creakiness" of the human body. Over the Fireside with Silent Friends
  • On the contrary, it would have seemed an admission that our spheres and years divided us and that we were making a dreadful mistake.
  • On the contrary, he suggests they often have unreasonable demands and are now taking the health service for granted.
  • On the contrary, rather careful preprocessing is needed.
  • De Bary proved that the old idea of the farmer, that the rust is very apt to appear on wheat growing in the neighborhood of berberry bushes, was no fable; but on the contrary, that the yellow _Æcidium_ on the berberry is a phase in the life history of the fungus causing the wheat rust. Scientific American Supplement, No. 664, September 22,1888
  • On the contrary, in calicular sections, several flat dissepiments are intermittently developed directly below the epitheca.
  • A: Are you nearly through? B: On the contrary, I've only just begun.
  • You think you are clever; on the contrary, I assure that you are very foolish.
  • But again, this has not been substantiated, on the contrary it was flatly refuted by one of the people we spoke to.
  • On the contrary; it's perfectly logical and defensible. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, they consider it unhealthy and unpleasant, and they try to banish it. Times, Sunday Times
  • These generous expressions were not lost on Betty; on the contrary, they soothed her so much that she gave her hand cordially to her young and interesting conqueress, after which they all repaired to a supper of new milk and flummery, than which there is nothing more delicious within the wide range of luxury. The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two
  • It doesn't seem ugly to me; on the contrary, I think it's rather beautiful.
  • On the contrary, he's surprisingly mobile, able to bowl over defenders or fake them out.
  • On the contrary, his dive computer recorded a very gradual ascent. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, to disinvite the president would be counterproductive. Times, Sunday Times
  • In general, phenomenism is opposed to substantialism, and it is supposed that those who do not accept the former doctrine must accept the latter, while, on the contrary, those who reject substantialism must be phenomenists. The Mind and the Brain Being the Authorised Translation of L'Âme et le Corps
  • On the contrary, I was constantly hearing tales of silly fooleries, of overbearing behaviour, of deliberate rudeness, such as irresistibly recalled, in spirit if not in form, the conduct of the common barrator in the guise of a king, who, if The Drama Of Three Hundred & Sixty-Five Days Scenes In The Great War
  • On the contrary he suggested that the Law Ministry must "reformulate" the amendments and should come up with the Information Technology Amendment Act, 2009 (IT Act 2009). Finally IT Amendment Act 2009 Of India Will See The Light Of The Day
  • On the contrary, for people living as hunter-gatherers, it was a common practice, albeit disguised by various religious or cultural justifications.
  • On the contrary the markets have been hit by a wave of instability unparalleled since the 1995 Marrakesh trade agreements.
  • On the contrary, its frothy leniency now looks passé. Times, Sunday Times
  • Is there not rather just cause for wonder that he did not speedily sink to the bottom, but that, on the contrary, he kept afloat, advanced to conspicuity and fame, and would, in all probability, have ultimately come with flying colours to a mooring in the port of honour and happiness, if Death had not unexpectedly arrested him in his progress. The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 3
  • Now the masochist is not a slave. He is on the contrary, as I will tell you later, a cute whore, someone very able.
  • On the contrary, it is to be considered that, without his consent having ever been asked, a man finds himself environed by a government that he cannot resist; a government that forces him to pay money, render service, and forego the exercise of many of his natural rights, under peril of weighty punishments. Can anybody ever consent to the State?
  • On the contrary, it is a grotesque, undignified parody. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, it was a faith of pure practical reason, securely founded in the authoritative deliverances of the moral consciousness, that he sought to legitimize; nothing less would do.
  • But I say, messmate, that is no reason why we should not believe that all these things are; but, on the contrary, that God, who creates and cares for the smallest birds, watches over us also. Peter the Whaler
  • On the contrary, the evolutionary explanation for biological diversification is genetic divergence following allopatry in divergent ecosystems. Against Darwinism
  • On the contrary: genuine friendships cannot be based on a lie; they can thrive only on the life-giving soil of openness to one another.
  • On the contrary, this bldg is purely a display of opulence, luxury and extravagance by someone who can afford. Perkins + Will’s Antilla “Green” Tower in Mumbai | Inhabitat
  • If, however, we include in the term morality the transitory display of certain qualities such as abnegation, self-sacrifice, disinterestedness, devotion, and the need of equity, we may say, on the contrary, that crowds may exhibit at times a very lofty morality. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
  • On the contrary, as all resistance whatsoever of the dictates of conscience, even in the way of natural efficiency, brings a kind of hardness and stupefaction upon it; so the resistance of these peculiar suggestions of the Spirit will cause in it also a judicial hardness, which is yet worse than the other. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. II.
  • On the contrary, the patient, like one provoked by interruption, changed her posture, and called out with an impatient tone, "Nurse -- nurse, turn my face to the wa ', that I may never answer to that name ony mair, and never see mair of a wicked world. The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete
  • On the contrary, their intention was to try to rid the country of nuclear weapons.
  • On the contrary, they are all self-centred, money-grubbing social climbers.
  • On the contrary, the land requires upkeep and maintenance and provides little benefit.
  • It struck me as an odd thing, that even then, considering how prone to superstition persons in his rank of life usually are, he did not seem to suspect any thing supernatural in the occurrence; and, on the contrary, was thoroughly persuaded that his visitant was a living person, who had got into the house by some hidden entrance. J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 2
  • Page 67 good people of the town, aware of his pertinacity in this particular, had no mind to make points with him, but, on the contrary, rather corroborated him in his dogmatism by an amiable assentation; so that, it is said, he grew daily more peremptory. Rob of the bowl : a legend of St. Inigoe's,
  • On the contrary, if the water potential of the soil is lower than that of the roots, water can be lost to the rhizosphere by diffusion.
  • We shouldn't philander solemnly with that point of view. On the contrary,we should treat it seriously.
  • The more frequently we meet such difficult complications, and see with our own eyes their successful treatment, the more we learn to appreciate the fact, _that Apis cures to a certainty the most dangerous affections of this kind, and that the anti-psoric remedy corrects at the same time the primary degeneration of the tissues, without either interfering with the operations of the other drug, on the contrary, by assisting each other_. Apis Mellifica or, The Poison of the Honey-Bee, Considered as a Therapeutic Agent
  • On the contrary, if a person behaves roughly and impolitely people will frown on him.
  • But in the expression of her countenance there was no character of suffering or distress; on the contrary, a wondrous serenity, that made her beauty more beauteous, her very youthfulness younger; and when this spurious or partial kind of syncope passed, she recovered at once without effort, without acknowledging that she had felt faint or unwell, but rather with a sense of recruited vitality, as the weary obtain from a sleep. A Strange Story — Volume 02
  • I do not say "scanty;" on the contrary, there is plenty of it -- a great deal too much of it -- but it is the quality, the nature of the knowledge, which I quarrel with. Science & Education
  • On the contrary, it chose to launch the report with a massive media and public relations campaign vaunting the scope, credibility and prestige of the Commission and its authors.
  • _On the contrary, _ Seneca says (De Clementia ii, 4) that "the opposite of clemency is cruelty, which is nothing else but hardness of heart in exacting punishment. Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province
  • The gospel of Christ is not accommodated to the fain fancies and lusts of men, to gratify their appetites and passions; but, on the contrary, it was designed for the mortifying of their corrupt affections, and delivering them from the power of fancy, that they might be brought under the power of faith. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • On the contrary, the experience of Christ as Creator points us to particular creatures as those objects of God's providential care without which our understanding of the divine identity is impoverished.
  • On the contrary, she gladly accepted the work and became accustomed to it quickly.
  • The Enforcement Lawsuit isn't a fantastic talk in China, on the contrary it survives speciously.
  • On the contrary, he spoke like a frightened man, and accompanied almost every thing he said with a muscular effort at deglutition, which is one of the ordinary physical symptoms of fear. Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. II.
  • But the eggs are not deposited in the cells simultaneously; on the contrary, in some cells are creatures big enough to fly, in others are nymphae, and in others are mere grubs. The History of Animals
  • On the contrary, the OPFOR must still execute offensive counterair missions. FM 100-61 Chptr 10 Air Support
  • On the contrary, the relationship between signifier and signified is arbitrary.
  • On the contrary, features and limbs are perceived in isolation without relation, as fragments rather than as part of a totality.
  • On the contrary, anti-decoherence stipulations of Orch OR include 1) transiently encasing bundles of dendritic microtubules in actin gel ” an isolated, shielded and water-ordered non-liquid environment for quantum processes, 2) quantum states extending among dendritic gel environments via quantum tunneling and/or entanglement through window-like gap junctions of dendritic webs, 3) microtubule quantum error correction topology (Hameroff et al, 2002) and 4) biomolecular quantum states pumped by, rather than disrupted by, heat energy. A Third Choice (ID Hypothesis)
  • The hand fratto is a type of Christian liturgical song performed with proportional values: on the contrary, the so-called Gregorian cantus fractus have often with a notation elements mensurali, which indicates with precision the value of the notes. Archive 2008-01-01
  • So that modern monopoly is not a simple antithesis, it is on the contrary the true synthesis.
  • He grants that St. Augustine would not term involuntary desires sin; then he adds, "We, on the contrary, deem it to be sin whenever a man feels any desires forbidden by Divine law -- and we assert the depravity to be sin which produces them" (Institutes, III, 2, 10). The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux
  • One becomes convinced that he never suffered any morbid, soul-shaking experience such as besetting religious doubt brings with it, or the pangs of despised love; that on the contrary he moved among men and women with a serene and godlike tread, neither self-indulgent nor ascetic, with mind and senses ever alert to every form of beauty. Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works
  • On the contrary, these qualities are considered signs of assiduousness and punctiliousness.
  • On the contrary, the evolutionary explanation for biological diversification is genetic divergence following allopatry in divergent ecosystems. Against Darwinism
  • Of testaceous animals, on the contrary, no direct sensible evidence is as yet forthcoming to determine whether they sleep, but if the above reasoning be convincing to any one, he who follows it will admit this [viz. that they do so.] On Sleep and Sleeplessness
  • The fever, though it was October, had scarcely abated; indeed, on the contrary, it seemed to have revived and increased in virulency in consequence of the premature return of many people who had fled on its first appearance, and who in coming back too soon to the infected atmosphere, were less able to withstand contagion than those who remained. Capitola's Peril A Sequel to 'The Hidden Hand'
  • He doesn't try to impress readers, or mistake obfuscation for profundity; he knows, on the contrary, that profundity and simplicity go hand in hand.
  • On the contrary, it made the future less ponderable than it had been since the 1930s.
  • On the contrary, it was considerably "scuffed;" and the green baize wrappers upon his limbs were faded to a greenish brown. The Wild Huntress Love in the Wilderness
  • On the contrary, Catawba is one of the few native varieties that historically has received a special asterix next to its name. What We Drank (July 7, 2009)
  • And when the deformities are the contrary, this is to be done on the contrary plan. On The Surgery
  • On the contrary, Mr Haggard, they have their part to play if every individual is to develop his potentialities to the full. HUMAN VOICES
  • On the contrary, if there were any of these compounded Bodies, in which the Nature of one Element did not prevail over the rest, but they were all equally mix'd, and a match one for the other; then one of them would not abate the Force of the other, any more than its own Force is abated by it, but they would work upon one another with equal Power, and the Operation of any one of them would not be more conspicuous than that of the rest; and this Body would be far from being like to any one of the Elements, but would be as if it had nothing _contrary_ to its The Improvement of Human Reason Exhibited in the Life of Hai Ebn Yokdhan
  • Her chair had been stopped by a highway-man: the great oaf of a servant-man had fallen down on his knees armed as he was; and though there were thirty people in the next field working when the ruffian attacked her, not one of them would help her; but, on the contrary, wished the Captain, as they called the highwayman, good luck. Barry Lyndon
  • _On the contrary, _ Dionysius says (Eccl.Hier. v): "The order of pontiffs is consummative and perfecting, that of the priests is illuminative and light-giving, that of the ministers is cleansing and discretive. Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province
  • You must never usurp to yourself those conveniences and 'agremens' which are of common right; such as the best places, the best dishes, etc., but on the contrary, always decline them yourself, and offer them to others; who, in their turns, will offer them to you; so that, upon the whole, you will in your turn enjoy your share of the common right. Complete Project Gutenberg Earl of Chesterfield Works
  • On the contrary, Ionesco's personal opinion about the struggle for progress and human emancipation contains a world weariness that finds expression in almost every one of his plays.
  • _Guardian_ of his own rights will become a _Tatler_; you will be accused as a _Rambler_ from your engagements, and, at your downfal, the _World_ will be an unconcerned _Spectator_; while, on the contrary, by proper polish and reflection, you may be styled the _Mirror_ of all _Monthly The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810
  • On the contrary, James A. Levine and his colleagues maintain "that to reverse the energetic impact of mechanization is readily within the grasp of all of us" — by adding more physical activity, such as walking, to our daily lives. 10.03
  • Everyone knows on the contrary that men in authority -- be they emperors, ministers, governors, or police officers -- are always, simply from the possession of power, more liable to be demoralized, that is, to subordinate public interests to their personal aims than those who have not the power to do so. The Kingdom of God Is Within You
  • On the contrary, It is written: “If thou lend money to any of myb people that is poor, that dwelleth with thee, thou shalt not be hard upon them as an extortioner, nor oppress them with usuries.” The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas
  • _On the contrary, _ The institutor of anything is he who gives it strength and power: as in the case of those who institute laws. Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition
  • The subsoil, which is even more important, is still lighter, being mixed with sand and broken stone; on the contrary, in The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 394, October 17, 1829
  • It suggests that, on the contrary, it is this very world picture that prevents progress and entraps people in a culture of impotent resentment.
  • On the contrary, publication of disaggregated data on minority representation in public services, discretionary appointments and distribution of benefits of the State is considered anti-secular, even anti-national.
  • On the contrary, some seemed to actively discourage it.
  • I don't think Sarkozy's paid any political price at all for this -- on the contrary, by knocking it off with the tightlipped Mrs Grundy gaybashing, he's gained enormously. Warren Ellis
  • On the contrary, when used in multidisciplinary weight control programs, aspartame may actually aid in long-term weight control. Aspartame Deemed Safe by Expert Panel? | Impact Lab
  • But it was as yet uncertain whether the proposal would obtain more than a few stray votes in the House: and when, after a debate in which the speaker's on the contrary side were conspicuous by their feebleness, the votes recorded in favour of the motion amounted to 73 -- made up by pairs and tellers to above 80 -- the surprise was general, and the encouragement great: the greater, too, because one of those who voted for the motion was Mr Bright, a fact which could only be attributed to the impression made on him by the debate, as he had previously made no secret of his nonconcurrence in the proposal. The autobiography of John Stuart Mill
  • On the contrary, its suffering appears merely to have redoubled its determination to resist. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, he grew presumptuous on success; and when he printed his performance, the dedication to the Earl of Norwich was directly levelled against the poet-laureate who termed it the “most arrogant, calumniatory, ill-mannered, and senseless preface he ever saw.” [ The Dramatic Works of John Dryden
  • On the contrary, idealist that I was to the most pronounced degree, my philosophy had always recognized and guerdoned love as the greatest thing in the world, the aim and the summit of being, the most exquisite pitch of joy and happiness to which life could thrill, the thing of all things to be hailed and welcomed and taken into the heart. Chapter 23
  • But this, so far from proving any "faithlessness," shows, on the contrary, an entire faith in their Art, that it was able to accomplish what was required of it, and needed not to be bolstered up by anything external. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864
  • GMOs on the contrary are contaminative, unfriendly to our biodiversity, and pose a threat to the existence of our indigenous seeds, to organic farming systems, and to human and animal health in general. Dear Wellesley College, my alma mater, and Robert Paarlberg, a professor there
  • Finally, —and to be as curt as the question deserves—the Celtic Briton in the island was not exterminated and never came near to being exterminated: but on the contrary, remains equipollent with the Saxon in our blood, and perhaps equipollent with that mysterious race we call Iberian, which came before either and endures in this island to-day, as anyone travelling it with eyes in his head can see. IX. On the Lineage of English Literature (II)
  • On the contrary, when all others have given up in despair, these persons stand imperturbable in the face of peril, relying for support not on material things, but on the soundness of reason and on their own superior judgement.
  • On the contrary, she was going to pull him up into it beside her, and they would sit comfortably together, suffused in light, and laugh at how much afraid of him she used to be in Hampstead, and at how deceitful her afraidness had made her. The Enchanted April
  • It is not an idea around which the Community can unite. On the contrary, I see it as one that will divide us.
  • On the contrary it may well push up these costs. MANAGING FOR RESULTS
  • We see, on the contrary, that after his victory, and to punish the Sarmatia is for the ravages they had committed, he withheld the sums which it had been the custom to bestow. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • And here comes a certified Great Thinker to tell you that what really counts is not dispassionateness but, on the contrary, passion.
  • On the contrary, she should steep herself in the rich history of these shadowy ciphers, for they can carry heavy loads, as freighted with meaning as any more fleshly incarnations.
  • On the contrary, they were selected as paradigm cases. Critical Social Research
  • On the contrary, as we noted earlier, his equilibrium model is a mobile one.
  • On the contrary, my continued smoking has more to do with conservatism than radical chic. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, it has a playful attraction to form, particularly rhyme and meter - in fact, the tighter the rules, and the more punctilious and arbitrary the enforcement, the happier nonsense is.
  • On the contrary, all the cast in this circus troupe are likeable. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sir Joshua nowhere recommends _careless_ style; on the contrary, he every where urges the student to laborious toil, in order that he may acquire that facility which Sir Joshua so justly calls captivating, and which afterwards Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843
  • On the contrary, the raw and prolix language of his novels is unabashedly unpoetic and polemical.
  • As, on the contrary, milk, of all other liquids, does not return our images, because it hath too many terrene and gross parts mixed with it; again, oil of all other liquids makes the least noise when moved, for it is perfectly humid. Symposiacs
  • Ecotopian biotechnology on the contrary would possess an infrastructure based firstly on ecological rationality and secondarily on an economic basis.
  • In truth it is, quite on the contrary, a proof of the post-exilian date of the Priestly Code that it makes sons of Aaron of the priests of the central sanctuary, who, even in the traditional understanding (2Chronicles xiii. 10), are in one way or other simply the priests of Prolegomena
  • At least my dress was not welcoming the sun's heat; on the contrary I was comfortable with a slight breeze ruffling my skirts.
  • On the contrary, his assessment of the economic origins of human evolution relies heavily on literature, data and facts from anthropology, biology and other natural sciences.
  • The party has no tradition of back-stabbing its leaders: on the contrary, it has been very forbearing of them, even when a stab in the back might have been in everyone's interest.
  • On the contrary, it is only by virtue of the irrational and anarchic nature of the profit system that such a development could take place.
  • On the contrary, they make up a sizeable proportion of recruitment companies' intakes. Times, Sunday Times
  • At Shendy, on the contrary, they are greatly dreaded; the Arabs and the slaves and females, who repair to the shore of the river near the town every morning and evening to wash their linen, and fill their water-skins for the supply of the town, are obliged to be continually on the alert, and such as bathe take care not to proceed to any great distance into the river. Travels in Nubia
  • On the contrary, far from being totally committed to the single life, Elizabeth on two occasions signalled that she wanted to marry a particular suitor.
  • If, on the contrary, you fall back into evil courses, you feel immediately some physical ail, which is a certain proof of the powerful influence of faith, not only on the soul, but on the body also? ' The Wandering Jew — Complete
  • On the contrary, the patient, like one provoked by interruption, changed her posture, and called out with an impatient tone, ` ` Nurse --- nurse, turn my face to the wa ', that I may never answer to that name ony mair, and never see mair of a wicked world.' ' The Heart of Mid-Lothian
  • On the contrary, they were an admission that the promise with which he had begun his administration, that he could elide the polarities of American politics, had vanished in the clashes and concessions of governing. O: A Presidential Novel
  • I needn't add that these analecta did not comprehend any manuscript of Adso or Adson of Melk; on the contrary, as anyone interested can check, they are a collection of brief or medium-length texts, whereas the story transcribed by Vallet ran to several hundred pages. The Name of the Rose
  • On the contrary, the place was mostly packed, with elderly first-date couples and gaggles of neighborhood bon vivants out for a night on the town.
  • On the contrary, it usually, when put into plain English, gives us only the name -- often a clumsy and unpronounceable German one -- of some obscure friend of the author, or, as is not unfrequently the case, some lordly patron for whom your closet-naturalist entertains a flunkeyish regard, and avails himself of this means of making it known to his Maecenas. The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North
  • On the contrary, patients' reports of magnetic sensations were thenceforward written off as being among the odd things that hysterical patients sometimes say.
  • On the contrary, the Kaiser's perceived public and private persona was one of these problems.
  • Hopefully by now everyone has seen the trailer, which on the contrary does kick ass, because while this poster doesn't make me any more excited, I can watch that trailer over and over and remain hyped. Check This Out: D.J. Caruso's Eagle Eye Poster « FirstShowing.net
  • On the contrary, the inevitability of economic conflicts conditions the existence of arms.
  • On the contrary, there are times when weather conditions, such as drouth, make it a very difficult matter for some tribes to get sufficient food. Around the World in Ten Days
  • Now the masochist is not a slave. He is on the contrary, as I will tell you later, a cute whore, someone very able.
  • On the contrary, many people who have no quarrel with having liquor served with meals often treat the matter as a non-issue.
  • On the contrary, white is counted as theoretically the most becoming color on any common occasion for either sex; [+] and on festival days even grave and elderly men will appear with chitons worked with brilliant embroidery along the borders, and with splendid himatia of some single clear hue -- violet, red, purple, blue, or yellow. A Day in Old Athens; a Picture of Athenian Life
  • The naturalist on the contrary simply points out that, whatever the mind is, our continuing existence is proof that it has done its job of keeping us around.
  • On the contrary, the moment a book becomes illegal contraband it is suddenly all the more desirable.
  • The real difficulty on the contrary is that of precise measurement.
  • On the contrary, at the very beginning of what was to become the science of biochemistry, Shelley foresaw how potent a tool it would be in the hands of scientists.
  • On the contrary, they are often profoundly religious.
  • On the contrary, there would be a replay of the collapsed 1976 convention with the mandate of people elected in 1998 beginning to resemble that of members of the second Dáil.
  • On the contrary, they act as stimulants, inducing in their adherents a desire to effect a dramatic change in their circumstances.
  • To put energy into pH regulation to reverse acidosis would not help in this situation, but on the contrary would aggravate the energy problem.
  • On the contrary, in every organic process, the antitheses always reflect a unified totality, and civilization is an organic process.
  • On the contrary most people are told daily that fluoride prevents tooth decay and strengthens the bones.
  • On the contrary "-- he heard, as if somebody else had perpetrated it, the horrible repetition --" I mean to say -- "His brain fought for another phrase madly and in vain. Mr. Waddington of Wyck
  • On the contrary, the correlation between estimated and true liabilities was 0.80 over a wide range of parameters.
  • On the contrary it may well be superior. Times, Sunday Times
  • It so happens that there are no sums at present in hand, but on the contrary the sum of £890 is overdrawn at the bank.
  • On the contrary, ‘lobbying’ must be applied vigorously in close liaison with constituent social movements.
  • On the contrary, the majority remains committed to offering a full complement of healthier alternatives, including both low-fat and no-fat ice creams, frozen yogurts, sherbets and novelties.
  • For some years, moreover, the strange phenomenon has presented itself of the provincial towns being the prey of Parisian manufacturers, who reconstruct them and demolish their picturesque antiquity, in order to garnish their boulevards and fine mansions, while Paris, on the contrary, is directed and governed by provincials, who provincialize it just as the Parisian companies parisianize the provinces. His Excellency the Minister
  • Apparently, Steve himself has something to do with the US software industry but still tries to involve others in a more general debate over Keynes, while Gautam on the contrary is a student in economics, with some affection for Indian problems … thus inclined to study all theories, yet who makes an effort to visualize the more concrete problems in the industry. Economic Education, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • On the contrary, his politics were often questionably retrograde.
  • On the contrary, the deconstruction may prove to be unsatisfactory because the reconstructed system may not appear to work or to make sense. Critical Social Research
  • On the contrary, their recollection is embittered by the cruelty, exploitation and official oppression which they recall.
  • After all in a number of the EU countries state offices are, on the contrary, obliged to buy works of art under law, "Sozansky said, adding that the" criminalisation "of the purchase for the NKU reminds him of the arbitrary practices of the previous communist regime. Prague Monitor
  • On the contrary, the surgically-treated plants and the sterile mutants put more into their reproductive structures and live longer.
  • On the contrary, unlike the religiously sure-of-themselves, it's ready to listen to all seekers after God and Truth.
  • On the contrary, the urge to catalog and describe sublanguages accurately implies a certain amount of respect.
  • On the contrary, to disinvite the president would be counterproductive. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the contrary, if criticize simply, deny, child's understanding will is downhearted, deny oneself, lack confidence.
  • On the contrary, the raw and prolix language of his novels is unabashedly unpoetic and polemical.
  • On the contrary, those that have deserted him shall be ashamed before him; they shall be ashamed of themselves, ashamed of their unbelief, their cowardice, ingratitude, temerity, and folly, in forsaking so glorious a Redeemer. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • Turbidity due to plankton production is, on the contrary, rather beneficial to tilapia and especially for the microphagous species (O. niloticus, O. aureus), providing a complementary diet in this natural food. 1. Breeding
  • On the contrary, it was with full knowledge of those realities, and against the run of history, that the unity of purpose prevailed.
  • On the contrary, the world tends to look at him askance, a fact he himself seems to recognize.
  • On the contrary, you think better and more quickly when your stomach is not full. Successful Fasting -the easy way to cleanse your body of its poisons
  • This consideration leads us to treat of the main objection raised to every descent theory: namely, that never yet has the origin of one species from another been observed, but that, on the contrary, _all species_ -- so far as our experience goes, stretching over thousands of years -- _remain constant_. The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality
  • On the contrary it may well push up these costs. MANAGING FOR RESULTS
  • Shadow is, on the contrary, necessary to the full presence of colour; for every colour is a diminished quantity or energy of light; and, practically, it follows from what I have just told you -- (that every light in painting is a shadow to higher lights, and every shadow a light to lower shadows) -- that also every _colour_ in painting must be a shadow to some brighter colour, and a light to some darker one -- all the while being a positive colour itself. Lectures on Art Delivered before the University of Oxford in Hilary term, 1870
  • On the contrary, they went hand-in-hand with the correlations already established between avoidance behaviour and residence at marriage.
  • It is, on the contrary, as a vast amount of various and unequivocal evidence demonstrates, incalculably more modern; nay, we find proof of the fact here in that very bed which has been instanced as rendering it doubtful; the clay of which the interpolation is composed is found to contain fragments, not only of the cornstone on which it rests, but also of the Wealden limestone and shales which it underlies. The Cruise of the Betsey or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland
  • On the contrary, syntax is indispensable for a pragmatic language and pragmatics is indispensable for a syntactic language.
  • You say you don't want both butter _and_ honey -- you want butter _or_ honey; I, on the contrary, _do not want butter or honey_ -- I want them both. How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition
  • On the contrary, she focused completely, almost smotheringly, on Ruth. Enchantment
  • On the contrary, when the heat of the air falls below what we call temperate, or when cold is applied to the body, from the accustomed stimulus of heat being diminished, the excitability must accumulate, or become more liable to be affected by the action of the external powers. A Lecture on the Preservation of Health
  • On the contrary, liberals and other leftists have constantly misconceived the issue.
  • Does he not on the contrary feel a freedom of will within him, which, though you may call it fallacious, still actuates him as he decides? I.4a
  • On the contrary, it has brought us obsessions with work, stress and boredom.
  • On the contrary, we remain, rightly, shocked by these incidents.
  • On the contrary, eating too little implies a lack of mannerliness, which may vex the host.

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