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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contradict  \Con`tra*dict"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Contradicted}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Contradicting}.]  [L.  contradictus  p.  p.  of 
  contradicere  to  speak  against;  contra  +  dicere  to  speak.  See 
  {Diction}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Dear  Duff,  I  prithee,  contradict  thyself,  And  say  it 
  is  not  so  --Shak. 
 
  The  future  can  not  contradict  the  past. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  To  be  contrary  to  to  oppose;  to  resist.  [Obs.] 
 
  No  truth  can  contradict  another  truth.  --Hooker. 
 
  A  greater  power  than  we  can  contradict  Hath  thwarted 
  our  intents.  --Shak. 




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