contrary to

contrary to (something)

In opposition to something. There's no way we can get all these documents scanned in a week, contrary to what the boss thinks. Contrary to popular opinion, higher taxes end up benefiting people more than lower ones.
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contrary to something

in spite of something that seems to suggest otherwise; regardless of something else. Contrary to what you might think, I am neat and tidy. Contrary to public opinion, my uncle is well and healthy.
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References in classic literature ?
Smolensk was abandoned contrary to the wishes of the Emperor and of the whole people.
an alliance as unnatural, and contrary to your interest, as a separate league with the French would be to the interest of the Dutch
If I promise my father never to consent to any marriage contrary to his inclinations, I think I may hope he will never force me into that state contrary to my own.
Not only doth he lie, who speaketh contrary to his knowledge, but more so, he who speaketh contrary to his ignorance.
To secure the favor and interest of this enterprising and powerful monarch, he precipitated England into a war with France, contrary to the plainest dictates of policy, and at the hazard of the safety and independence, as well of the kingdom over which he presided by his counsels, as of Europe in general.
The cries of the nation and the importunities of their representatives have, upon various occasions, dragged their monarchs into war, or continued them in it, contrary to their inclinations, and sometimes contrary to the real interests of the State.
The Federal Government alleged that Berende, while in Iran, had information to commit terrorist acts but concealed such information from security operatives, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(1) of the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended.
She said Khan is charged with five counts of encouraging terrorism, contrary to section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006, and one count of disseminating terrorist publications, contrary to section 2.
Election act-2017 runs contrary to political parties orders 2002 and the amendments made in election act -2017 run contrary to article 175 and 204.
KABUL -- Taliban on Monday dismissed as misplaced, contrary to facts and propaganda remarks by Hizb-e-Islami spokesman Qareeb ur Rehman Saeed that Taliban officials have contacted him and and agreed to join the peace process.
FOLLOWING Tom Bower's article of October 30 we are happy to clarify that, contrary to what was stated , Sir David Bell was appointed by the Prime Minister as one of the six equal assessors to the Leveson Inquiry and not by Lord Justice Leveson himself.
The octagenarian is charged with one count of rape, attempting to rape contrary to Criminal Attempts Act, two counts of sexual intercourse with a girl aged under 13 contrary to Section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act.
Baghdad officials behave contrary to constitution, Masrour Barzani ARBIL/ Aswat al-Iraq: Kurdish National Security Advisor Masrour Barzani said that "a number of Iraqi officials behave contrary to the constitution and send forces to the cut off areas", according to a statement published on local government site.
The evasion of the administrative due process requirements of rulemaking in this case is especially inappropriate because the Draft Guidance is largely contrary to the FDCA.
Mold found on the seawater intake, reject, or fresh water hoses; contrary to step 1.