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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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The reality, however, is quite the contrary. Nowadays people make every possible effort to keep the employees deprived of both recognition and promotion.
Quite the contrary. He is among the few top-line figures to have relentlessly pushed a message about devolution to the English regions over many years.
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"No party has objected to this fact, quite the contrary, the reactions of the various parliamentary blocs have been positive," a statement issued by the LF press office said in response to a few remarks that Bassil had made during a press conference.
A recent research has shown that the numbers are not likely to go upwards in the future - quite the contrary.The research was conducted by the Department of Human Geography and Demography of Comenius University's Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Demographic Research Centre running under Infostat.
Quite the contrary, for many years, not a day has been going by without Armenia's ceasefire breaking and provocations with the use of large-caliber machine guns, mortars and other weapons on the frontline.
Quite the contrary, the PML-N wasted no breath in doing so when it handpicked Shehbaz to lay down party responsibility on his shoulders.
Quite the contrary, we will free Neum security-wise and connect our territory, so both countries will benefit from it', minister Butkocvic said.
"There is no embarrassment in calling yourself Welsh and British - quite the contrary; it is something we should cherish given the deep intertwinement of our rich histories."
Quite the contrary; Avcy and his "Rangers" will try to shoot down the "Star of Anatolia," as Kayserispor is nicknamed, and pile more misery on the already beleaguered Anatolia team.
My research proves quite the contrary. Unless a man has a satnav or a woman sitting beside him he is lost.
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