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Example Sentences for "contrary"

Contrary to popular belief, drinking alcohol on a regular basis can actually be beneficial to your healthContrary to what some people in the office are saying, I have never had an affair with my secretary, and I never will.

Contrary to popular belief, drinking alcohol on a regular basis can actually be beneficial to your health.

His view is completely contrary to mine. He thinks it's a great idea, but I think it's stupid.

Contrary to some Islamic countries, women on the islands of the Maldives are actually prohibited by law from concealing their faces.

Iraq says it doesn't have any weapons of mass destruction, but the U.S. claims it has contrary information.

The President's critical closing remarks seemed contrary to the positive spirit of the summit.

Contrary to what some of our colleagues have been saying, I think we can do this.

He is actually quite a shy, private person, contrary to his public image of some kind of international playboy.

Lying about what happened would be totally contrary to her nature. She's one of the most honest people I've dealt with.

Contrary to popular belief, eating chocolate does not cause skin problems for teenagers.

My colleague's stand on the issue is quite contrary to my own.

Somerset Maugham once said that imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

Saint Augustine once noted that miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.

Confucius advised that when we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

Aldous Huxley once remarked that consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.

Jerry loves arguing so much that he'll often take a position that is actually contrary to his own beliefs.

The little boy's actions were contrary to the directions his mother had given, which made her angry.

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