- n. Plural form of contrariety.
“The damsel spoke first, for Roland Graeme was overwhelmed with surprise at the contrarieties which Catherine Seyton seemed to include in her person and character.”
“Vives said in a jest of a silly country fellow, that killed his ass for drinking up the moon, ut lunam mundo redderet, you may truly say of them in earnest; they will act, conceive all extremes, contrarieties, and contradictions, and that in infinite varieties.”
“God often works by contrarieties, he first kills and then makes alive, he woundeth first and then healeth, he makes man sow in tears that he may reap in joy; 'tis God's method: he that is so visited, must with patience endure and rest satisfied for the present.”
“God may effect, yet that judgment that shall consider the present antipathies between the two extremes, — their contrarieties in condition, affection, and opinion, — may, with the same hopes, expect a union in the poles of heaven.”
“And herein is divinity conformant unto philosophy, and generation not only founded on contrarieties, but also creation.”
“While their contrarieties indicate a different external civilization, a slight acquaintance with their morals proves their similarity to their fellowmen in the lineaments of a fallen nature.”
“Sexual intercourse can be compared to a quarrel, on account of the contrarieties of love and its tendency to dispute.”
“He is the one who has had to face and deal with all the contrarieties that Valencianos had to suffer over a decade.”
“Less bothered by such contrarieties, my mother threw the occasional charity kalooki night for our beleaguered Israeli cousins, the proceeds from which would not have bought a stamp to send what she had raised.”
“Through such a sea of contrarieties must this green couple steer their way; and contrive to love each other; and to respect, forsooth; and be ready, when the time arrives, to educate the little men and women who shall succeed to their places and perplexities.”
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