to the contrary

  1. contrary to expectations
    he didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends
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How To Use to the contrary In A Sentence

  • McCoy had fully embraced the idea of belated fatherhood his declarations to the contrary notwithstanding. The Better Man
  • For a long time it was thought to be a harmless substance, but we now have proof/evidence to the contrary.
  • Mr. Masson's discussions of Milton's English are, it seems to me, for the most part unsatisfactory He occupies some ten pages, for example, with a history of the genitival form _its_, which adds nothing to our previous knowledge on the subject and which has no relation to Milton except for its bearing on the authorship of some verses attributed to him against the most overwhelming internal evidence to the contrary. Among My Books Second Series
  • The wafer fabrication plant apparently did not meet either criterion, despite IDA claims to the contrary.
  • But to the contrary, the people were sympathetic towards her for having no father and a wastrel of a brother.
  • He has argued to the contrary, but the evidence confutes him.
  • We utterly refute any allegation to the contrary. Times, Sunday Times
  • Imagine, apparently conclusive evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, that a very few gifted individuals are genuinely clairvoyant.
  • Occasionally, for my benefit, she would recall sanctimonious preachers who would dismiss three quarters of the world's people as ignorant heathens doomed to spend the afterlife in eternal damnation ¾ and who in the next breath would insist that the earth and the heavens had been created in seven days, all geologic and astrophysical evidence to the contrary. Greg Barrett: Obama's speech bridges the Abrahamic faiths
  • Those who pour their efforts into antivivisection protest are absenting themselves from the front lines of human reform, despite Singer's claims to the contrary. Unkind to Animals
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