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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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CHINA's shadow banking system has grown to a record high despite government efforts to the contrary, said a Deloitte report.
The Supreme Court verdict in Egan accepted the propaganda of the homosexuals instead of consulting the scientific evidence to the contrary.
The Tax Court expressly rejected the principles enunciated in cases holding to the contrary.
The most frightening trend is our blind faith in government's ability to provide a solution to every societal ill, despite all evidence - the Belmont Learning Center in Los Angeles and the LAPD's Rampart Division corruption scandal, to name a few - to the contrary.
The power of violence must be so overwhelming that moral lessons to the contrary are irrelevant.
Adolescent smokers, the study found, greatly overestimated the prevalence of smoking among adults and peers, underestimated their peers' negative attitudes toward smoking and underestimated the risk of smoking-related illness--despite what would appear to be exceedingly clear evidence to the contrary in all of these categories.
Claudia Hepburn, director of education policy at the Fraser Institute, notes that, despite the popular belief to the contrary, research has shown that many Catholic home schoolers object to what is going on in the Catholic schools, from teachers not practising their faith, to the use of the textbooks (such as the Fully Alive series), which present sexually explicit material to very young children, and inadequate presentation of truths of the faith.