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contrary

1. (esp of wind) adverse; unfavourable
2. (of plant parts) situated at right angles to each other
3. Logic (of a pair of propositions) related so that they cannot both be true at once, although they may both be false together
4. Logic a statement that cannot be true when a given statement is true
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But contrary to O'Sullivan's statement, the employees at the Anthony Office Building do make a difference.
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Again we are told it never happened or, if it did, it is contrary to canon law.
Count three stated that the 1st accused person had, at Tehran and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, collected foreign currencies in US Dollars and Euros to aid and abate the commission of terrorist acts, contrary to Section 13(1) (a) of the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 and punishable under the same Act.
The stance of the Islamic Emirate is that laying arms to the enemy and cooperating in realization of their sinister designs is inadmissible in Sharia and is contrary to the wishes of millions of martyrs.
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The evasion of the administrative due process requirements of rulemaking in this case is especially inappropriate because the Draft Guidance is largely contrary to the FDCA.
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The more wildly contrary I can get the student to be, the better.