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to the contrary

 and on the contrary
as the opposite of what has been stated; contrary to what has been stated. The brown horse didn't beat the black horse. To the contrary, the black one won. Among spiders, the male is not the larger one. On the contrary, the female is larger.
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to the contrary

suggesting or showing that the opposite is true Unless you have specific information to the contrary, it is obvious that she is lying.
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to the contrary

To the opposite effect, in denial, as in No matter what they say to the contrary, I am positive that he was present. This idiom was first recorded in 1512. Also see on the contrary.
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to the contrary

To the opposite effect from what has been stated or what is expected: Despite what you say to the contrary, this contract is fair.
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TO THE CONTRARY began as women made substantial strides in Congress and the Cabinet, appointments which have brought women's issues and perspectives to a higher-profile than ever before.
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In the absence of a clear legislative expression to the contrary, the question of who properly should possess the right of use of the money owed the government for the period it is owed must be answered in favor of the government.
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The proposed regulations set out optional procedures on which the loss corporation may rely for making this determination, except to the extent it has actual knowledge to the contrary.
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In its opinion, the Court carefully analyzed Yamaha's arguments to the contrary, but found them "unavailing" and "plainly contrary to the embodiments depicted in the (patent) specification.
To the contrary, with the exception of the seven Regional Bell Companies, there is near unanimous support for the view that the MFJ has fostered competition and brought enormous benefits to American consumers.