Contradict in a sentence

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Definition of Contradict

  • To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a statement or a speaker; to impugn.
  • To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something.
  • prove negative; show to be false
  • be resistant to
  • deny the truth of
  • be in contradiction with

How to use contradict in a sentence. Contradict pronunciation.

Of course I have written to contradict this rubbish.
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That's nonsense, but don't contradict the old man.
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If any of Miss. French's relatives,' said the visitor presently, 'should accuse me to you, you will be able to contradict them.
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That sounds so prettily from your lips, Nancy, that I'm half ashamed to contradict it.
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If another contradicts him, he must not become excited because if there be no investigation or verification of questions and matters, the agreeable view will not be discovered neither understood.
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Philip did not contradict him.
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This was not a fact, but she did not contradict him.
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He had a mind that delighted in dialectics, and he forced Philip to contradict himself; he pushed him into corners from which he could only escape by damaging concessions; he tripped him up with logic and battered him with authorities.
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To prove this pretended retrograde progress from perfection we must contradict the testimony of reason and of fact; and if the facts of history are in any measure uncertain, we must contradict the living fact of the organization of man; we must prove that he is born with the enlightened use of his senses; that, without experience, he can distinguish aliment from poison; that the child is wiser than the old man; that the blind walks with more safety than the clear-sighted; that the civilized man is more miserable than the savage; and, indeed, that there is no ascending scale in experience and instruction.
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Motionless and bewildered stood the accused; tale-telling confusion spoke in every feature that the charge was true, and no one was bold enough to contradict Abellino.
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Don't contradict or commit yourself or anything.
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They took care not to contradict the rumours of suicide from despair circulating in the great world, which remembered the interesting love-match, the charming and frank happiness brought to an end by death.
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New letters, except they expressly contradict me, shall go at once into the back apartment, or Appendix, in future.
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But I'm also too gallant to contradict a lady.
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Or theories more vague and bewildering, Since three out of four contradict.
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I hesitate to contradict you, but I am not the kind of woman you want.
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But at least, (the reader will reply,) if the religions contradict each other, one of them _must_ be false.
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Two religions cannot contradict each other, where both contain only a _cultus_: they could come into collision only by means of a doctrinal, or directly affirmative part, like those of Christianity and Mahometanism.
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Add to it the unity of plans, of dispositions, and of execution, which Bonaparte enjoys exclusively over such a great number of troops, while ten, or perhaps fifty, will direct or contradict every movement of his opponents.
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That's the trouble with a lie; somebody asks you to tell one as a favor to somebody else, and the first thing you know, you are having to tell a thousand, and trying to remember the ones you have told so you won't contradict yourself, and the very person you have tried to help turns on you and reproaches you for being untruthful!
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Examples of Contradict

Example #1
I quite admire Mrs. Mumford's courage.
Example #2
I copy her words-"that the girl is all but a savage, and does and says the most awful things.
Example #3
Whatever toy will comfort the child . . .
Example #4
At the very end, he says "My father will tell you what a man Russia is losing. . . .
Example #5
From this point her part in the dialogue was slight.
Example #6
She could not speak with satisfaction even of Horace, feeling that Mrs. Damerel's affection, however genuine, must needs be baleful.